May 26: Day of the Week
May 26, 2020 was the 147th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1647Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a witch in the British American colonies.
- 1828Feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
- 1830The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
- 1864Montana is organized as a United States territory.
- 1906Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
- 1940World War II: Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
- 1969Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.
- 1972The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- 1991Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
- 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?
- 1908Robert Morley, English actor (d. 1992)
- 1913Peter Cushing, English actor (d. 1994)
- 1926Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author
- 1949Joe Alaskey, American voice actor
- 1956Frédéric Dutoit, French politician
- 1957Kristina Olsen, American musician
- 1966Helena Bonham Carter, English actress
- 1971Matt Stone, American animator and filmmaker
- 1972Kylie Ireland, Adult film actress, radio host and street artist
- 1982Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model
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