This Day @ Law
Guyana gains independence

On May 26, 1966, Guyana gained independence from the United Kingdom.

Read the Constitutions of Guyana.

President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial ended

On May 26, 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended, with the Senate falling one vote short of reaching the two-thirds majority required for impeachment.

Learn more about the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson from contemporary issues of Harper's Weekly.