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.
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)
- 1328William of Ockham, Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII.
- 1637Pequot War: A combined Protestant and Mohegan force under English Captain John Mason attacks a Pequot village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Native Americans.
- 1647Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a witch in the British American colonies.
- 1736Battle 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.
- 1822116 people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway’s history.
- 1864Montana is organized as a United States territory.
- 1896Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
- 1906Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
- 1948The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
- 1972The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Who were born on May 26?
- 1893Norma Talmadge, American actress (d. 1957)
- 1908Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Vietnamese politician
- 1911Ben Alexander, American actor (d. 1969)
- 1917Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress (d. 2009)
- 1921Ernst Märzendorfer, Austrian conductor (d. 2009)
- 1938Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
- 1959Steve Hanley, English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
- 1965Hazel Irvine, British television presenter
- 1978Fabio Firmani, Italian footballer
- 1981Isaac Slade, American musician (The Fray)
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