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Wednesday May 26, 2021

May 26: Day of the Week

May 26, 2021 is the 146th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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”.
  • 1770
    The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks.
  • 1805
    Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Duomo di Milano, the gothic cathedral in Milan.
  • 1830
    The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
  • 1868
    The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
  • 1906
    Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
  • 1918
    The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Bir Hakeim takes place.
  • 1981
    Prime Minister of Italy Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
  • 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?

  • 1883
    Mamie Smith, American singer (d. 1946)
  • 1932
    Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)
  • 1941
    Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player
  • 1958
    Moinul Ahsan Saber, Bangladeshi writer, editor.
  • 1966
    Helena Bonham Carter, English actress
  • 1966
    Zola Budd, South African athlete
  • 1977
    Nikos Hatzivrettas, Greek basketball player
  • 1982
    David Reed, British writer and comedian
  • 1983
    Demy de Zeeuw, Dutch footballer
  • 1983
    Henry Holland, British fashion designer

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