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On May the 26th
The European Community adopts the European flag.
British Guiana gains its independence and is renamed to Guyana.
The Democratic Republic of Georgia was established after the Russian Revolution of 1917 ended the Tsarist rule in Russia. It would only stay independent for a short while as it was invaded 3 years later by Soviet forces, only to become part of the Soviet Union.
British actor, Peter Cushing, was born in Surrey, England. He became famous worldwide after his continuous participation in the British made horror films of the late 1950's, 1960's and 1970's which earned worldwide success. He was a very close friend, of his oftentimes co-star, Christopher Lee.
American actor, John Wayne, was born in Winterset, Iowa. He was born as Marion Robert Morrison and was one of the most celebrated stars of American cinema throughout his career, a career that spanned 5 decades, from his early appearances in the silent movies of the 1920's up until the 1970's.
Bram Stoker's, landmark novel, Dracula went on sale in London.
Nicholas the 2nd became Tsar of Russia. He was the last Emperor of Russia, as his rule ended with the Russian Revolution of 1917.
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