Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 26

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, May 26

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1521 Martin Luther was banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings.

1858 The United Presbyterian Church of North America was created by the merger of the Associate Reformed and the Associate Presbyterian churches. The merger took place in the old City Hall in Market Square.

1897 The Gothic horror novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker was first published in London.

1943 The nation's first gasoline "night court," set up by the OPA office here to speed up action against pleasure driving, opened in the Fulton Building.

1995 Teresa Heinz, the widow of U.S. Sen. John Heinz, married U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. in Nantucket, Mass. She would remain active in the Pittsburgh area.

2007 Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and American commander Gen. …

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