Three events, two births, one death: May 26th
1828 - Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
1897 - Bram Stoker's novel Dracula goes on sale in London.
1917 - A powerful F4 tornado rips Mattoon, Illinois apart, killing 101 persons and injuring 689. It was the world´s longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles, spreading death and destruction along its path.
(Maybe you don't see a pattern here, but I sure do.)
1799 - Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian author (d. 1837)
1955 - Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
1995 - Friz Freleng, American animator (b. 1905)