Moondog Born, Tupolev Honey, Sonia Sotomayor Rising

On This Progressive Day: May 26
The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends, with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote (1868)

Russia and the U.K. sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state (1879)

The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2 (1970)

President B. Hussein Obama nominates the hard-prog federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring soft-prog Supreme Court justice David Souter (2009)

b: Moondog (1918), János Kádár (1912); d: Theodore Morell (1948), Martin Heidegger (1976)

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