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Tuesday May 26, 2020

May 26: Day of the Week

May 26, 2020 was the 147th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1538
    Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
  • 1736
    Battle 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.
  • 1864
    Montana is organized as a United States territory.
  • 1897
    Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon, killing 101 people and injuring 689.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
  • 1977
    George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City’s World Trade Center.

Who were born on May 26?

  • 1873
    Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian artist (d. 1958)
  • 1886
    Al Jolson, American singer (d. 1950)
  • 1893
    Eugène Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)
  • 1926
    Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (d. 1991)
  • 1939
    Brent Musburger, American sports broadcaster
  • 1945
    Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian politician
  • 1949
    Pam Grier, American actress
  • 1957
    Roberto Ravaglia, Italian racing driver
  • 1968
    Steve Sedgley, English footballer
  • 1988
    Joel Selwood, Australian footballer

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