spotlight Today In History, May 26: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty May 26, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Sunday, May 26.Today's Highlight in History: 1972: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty On May 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. (The U.S. withdrew from the treaty in 2002.) AP 1868: Andrew Johnson In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges. AP 1938: HUAC Congress In 1938, the House Un-American Activities Committee was established by Congress. AP 1940: Operation Dynamo In 1940, Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of some 338,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II. AP 1969: Apollo 10 In 1969, the Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing. AP 1978: Resorts Casino In 1978, Resorts Casino Hotel, the first legal U.S. casino outside Nevada, opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey. AP 2005: George W. Bush & Mahmoud Abbas In 2005, President George W. Bush received Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House; Bush called Abbas a courageous democratic reformer and bolstered his standing at home with $50 million in assistance. AP 2009: Proposition 8 Ten years ago: California's Supreme Court upheld the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban but said the 18,000 same-sex weddings that had taken place before the prohibition passed were still valid. AP 2009: Sonia Sotomayor Ten years ago: President Barack Obama nominated federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. AP 2014: Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Five years ago: Egypt began holding a three-day presidential election (former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi emerged the landslide winner). AP 2014: Pope Francis Five years ago: Pope Francis honored Jews killed in the Holocaust and in terrorist attacks during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem as he wrapped up his Mideast pilgrimage. AP 2018: Joshua Holt One year ago: Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman, but was jailed and labeled as the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by Venezuela's anti-American government and returned to the United States with his wife. AP 2018: North & South Korea One year ago: The leaders of North and South Korea met for the second time in a month in a surprise summit at a border village to discuss Kim Jong Un's potential meeting with President Donald Trump. AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Recommended View All Promotions promotion Bitterroot Valley Vista 2017 promotion spotlight Are you ready for retirement?