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Sunday May 26, 2019

May 26: Day of the Week

May 26, 2019 was the 146th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 17
    Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti and other German tribes west of the Elbe.
  • 1736
    Battle of Ackia: British and Chickasaw soldiers repel a French and Choctaw attack on the Chickasaw village of Ackia, near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi. The French, under Louisiana governor Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, had sought to link Louisiana with Acadia and the other northern colonies of New France.
  • 1864
    Montana is organized as a United States territory.
  • 1868
    The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
  • 1896
    Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • 1896
    Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1908
    At 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.
  • 1918
    The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
  • 1966
    British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana.
  • 1991
    Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.

Who were born on May 26?

  • 1863
    Robert James “Bob” Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)
  • 1898
    Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)
  • 1954
    Marian Gold, German singer (Alphaville)
  • 1957
    Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
  • 1962
    Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor
  • 1962
    Genie Francis, American actress
  • 1964
    Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American writer
  • 1974
    Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer
  • 1977
    Luca Toni, Italian footballer
  • 1979
    Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player

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