May 26: Day of the Week
May 26, 2019 was the 146th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 17Germanicus 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.
- 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.
- 1864Montana is organized as a United States territory.
- 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.
- 1896Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
- 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.
- 1918The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
- 1966British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana.
- 1991Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
Who were born on May 26?
- 1863Robert James “Bob” Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)
- 1898Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)
- 1954Marian Gold, German singer (Alphaville)
- 1957Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
- 1962Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor
- 1962Genie Francis, American actress
- 1964Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American writer
- 1974Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer
- 1977Luca Toni, Italian footballer
- 1979Mehmet Okur, Turkish basketball player
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