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)
- 1293An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000.
- 1647Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a witch in the British American colonies.
- 1770The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks.
- 1805Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy and is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Duomo di Milano, the gothic cathedral in Milan.
- 1857Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
- 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.
- 1986The European Community adopts the European flag.
- 1991Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
- 1998The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
Who were born on May 26?
- 1863Robert James “Bob” Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)
- 1909Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician (d. 1969)
- 1932Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)
- 1938Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano
- 1945Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian politician
- 1975Travis Lee, American baseball player
- 1981Isaac Slade, American musician (The Fray)
- 1981Jason Manford, British comedian
- 1983Demy de Zeeuw, Dutch footballer
- 1987Olcay Şahan, Turkish footballer
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