May 26: Day of the Week
May 26, 2019 is the 146th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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May 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1135Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, “Emperor of all of Spain”.
- 1783A Great Jubilee Day held at Trumbull, Connecticut celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution.
- 1828Feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
- 1868The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
- 1897Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.
- 1906Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
- 1908At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
- 1970The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
- 1977George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City’s World Trade Center.
- 2008Severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million.
Who were born on May 26?
- 1886Al Jolson, American singer (d. 1950)
- 1893Eugène Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)
- 1893Norma Talmadge, American actress (d. 1957)
- 1895Dorothea Lange, American photographer (d. 1965)
- 1930Karim Emami, Iranian translator (d. 2005)
- 1938Pauline Parker, New Zealander murderer
- 1948Stevie Nicks, American songwriter
- 1949Pam Grier, American actress
- 1949Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventor
- 1977Mark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira)
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