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Thursday May 26, 2022

May 26: Day of the Week

May 26, 2022 is the 146th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 451
    Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Empire defeats the Armenians militarily but guarantees them freedom to openly practice Christianity.
  • 1328
    William of Ockham, Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena and two other Franciscan leaders secretly leave Avignon, fearing a death sentence from Pope John XXII.
  • 1828
    Feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
  • 1830
    The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
  • 1896
    Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • 1906
    Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
  • 1938
    In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Bir Hakeim takes place.
  • 1972
    Willandra National Park is established in Australia.
  • 1983
    A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.

Who were born on May 26?

  • 1865
    Robert W. Chambers, American artist (d. 1933)
  • 1873
    Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist (d. 1958)
  • 1893
    Eugène Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)
  • 1917
    Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress (d. 2009)
  • 1921
    Ernst Märzendorfer, Austrian conductor (d. 2009)
  • 1929
    J.F. Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian
  • 1938
    Pauline Parker, New Zealander murderer
  • 1946
    Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian Rhythmic gymnastics coach
  • 1954
    Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
  • 1989
    Paula Findlay, Canadian triathlete

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