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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 451
    Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Empire takes place. The Empire defeats the Armenians militarily but guarantees them freedom to openly practice Christianity.
  • 1647
    Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a witch in the British American colonies.
  • 1770
    The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks.
  • 1822
    116 people die in the Grue Church fire, the biggest fire disaster in Norway’s history.
  • 1918
    The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
  • 1938
    In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
  • 1972
    The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 1981
    Prime Minister of Italy Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).
  • 1991
    Lauda Air Flight 004 crashes in rural Thailand, killing 223.
  • 2008
    Severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million.

Who were born on May 26?

  • 1886
    Al Jolson, American singer (d. 1950)
  • 1907
    John Wayne, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1910
    Imi Lichtenfeld, Israeli martial artist (d. 1998)
  • 1942
    Ganapathi Sachchidananda, Indian spiritual figure
  • 1946
    Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
  • 1958
    Howard Goodall, British composer
  • 1964
    Lenny Kravitz, American musician
  • 1971
    Timothy Allen, British photojournalist
  • 1978
    Fabio Firmani, Italian footballer
  • 1981
    Isaac Slade, American musician (The Fray)

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