May 26

This Day in History

1977

"Human Fly" Climbs World Trade Center

On this day in 1977, 27-year-old toymaker George Willig from Queens scaled the 415-metre-high, 110-story South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. It was the third largest building in … (more...)

1894

Czar Nicholas II crowned

The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, is crowned on May 26, 1894. Nicholas was neither trained nor inclined to rule, which did not help the autocracy he sought to preserve in an era desperate for … (more...)

1828

Kaspar Hauser Is Discovered

On this day in 1828, a young, disheveled boy named Kaspar Hauser was discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg. Shabbily dressed and filthy, he could barely speak, but carried in his pocket a … (more...)