May 26: Day of the Week
May 26, 2019 is the 146th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 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.
- 1857Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
- 1865American Civil War: Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
- 1868The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
- 1896Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1942World War II: The Battle of Bir Hakeim takes place.
Who were born on May 26?
- 1669Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722)
- 1910Imi Lichtenfeld, Israeli martial artist (d. 1998)
- 1925Alec McCowen, English actor
- 1942Ganapathi Sachchidananda, Indian spiritual figure
- 1944Sam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author
- 1952David Meece, Christian musician
- 1960Masahiro Matsunaga, Japanese racing driver
- 1960Rob Murphy, American baseball player
- 1977Misaki Ito, Japanese actress and model
- 1983Henry Holland, British fashion designer
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