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Tuesday May 26, 2020

May 26: Day of the Week

May 26, 2020 is the 147th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1135
    Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, “Emperor of all of Spain”.
  • 1896
    Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • 1896
    Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1897
    Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.
  • 1906
    Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
  • 1970
    The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
  • 1977
    George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City’s World Trade Center.
  • 1991
    Lauda Air Flight 004 crashes in rural Thailand, killing 223.
  • 1991
    Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
  • 1998
    The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.

Who were born on May 26?

  • 1764
    Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman (d. 1836)
  • 1904
    Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
  • 1909
    Nikolay Guryanov, Russian mystic and priest (d. 2002)
  • 1909
    Sir Matt Busby, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1994)
  • 1939
    Merab Kostava, Georgian anti-Soviet leader (d. 1989)
  • 1949
    Hank Williams Jr., American singer
  • 1956
    Frédéric Dutoit, French politician
  • 1959
    Steve Hanley, English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
  • 1970
    Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
  • 1981
    Jason Manford, British comedian

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