May 26: Day of the Week
May 26, 2023 was the 146th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
May 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1293An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000.
- 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.
- 1822116 people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway’s history.
- 1868The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
- 1879Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
- 1917Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon, killing 101 people and injuring 689.
- 1936In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation Bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for 10 hours.
- 1948The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
- 1981Prime Minister of Italy Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
Who were born on May 26?
- 1264Prince Koreyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1326)
- 1865Robert W. Chambers, American artist (d. 1933)
- 1898Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)
- 1907Jean Bernard, French physician (d. 2006)
- 1926Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (d. 1991)
- 1938Pauline Parker, New Zealander murderer
- 1960Masahiro Matsunaga, Japanese racing driver
- 1975Travis Lee, American baseball player
- 1979Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player
- 1981Isaac Slade, American musician (The Fray)
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