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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)

  • 17
    Germanicus 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.
  • 1135
    Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, “Emperor of all of Spain”.
  • 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.
  • 1647
    Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a witch in the British American colonies.
  • 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.
  • 1869
    Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • 1908
    At 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.
  • 1938
    In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
  • 1970
    The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.

Who were born on May 26?

  • 1700
    Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf, German religious and social reformer (d. 1760)
  • 1883
    Mamie Smith, American singer (d. 1946)
  • 1904
    Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
  • 1932
    Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)
  • 1946
    Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
  • 1949
    Joe Alaskey, American voice actor
  • 1954
    Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
  • 1968
    Steve Sedgley, English footballer
  • 1978
    Phil Elverum, American singer-songwriter
  • 1981
    Eda-Ines Etti, Estonian singer

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