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)
- 17Germanicus 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.
- 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.
- 1538Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
- 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.
- 1864Montana is organized as a United States territory.
- 1897Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.
- 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.
- 1917Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon, killing 101 people and injuring 689.
- 1940World War II: Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
- 1977George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City’s World Trade Center.
Who were born on May 26?
- 1873Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist (d. 1958)
- 1886Al Jolson, American singer (d. 1950)
- 1893Eugène Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)
- 1926Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (d. 1991)
- 1939Brent Musburger, American sports broadcaster
- 1945Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian politician
- 1949Pam Grier, American actress
- 1957Roberto Ravaglia, Italian racing driver
- 1968Steve Sedgley, English footballer
- 1988Joel Selwood, Australian footballer
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