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Tuesday May 26, 2020

May 26: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1293
    An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000.
  • 1538
    Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
  • 1869
    Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • 1896
    Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
  • 1972
    The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 1991
    Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era.
  • 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?

  • 1478
    Pope Clement VII (d. 1534)
  • 1669
    Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist (d. 1722)
  • 1938
    Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
  • 1949
    Joe Alaskey, American voice actor
  • 1951
    Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician
  • 1954
    Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
  • 1966
    Helena Bonham Carter, English actress
  • 1967
    Kevin Moore, American musician (OSI)
  • 1970
    Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
  • 1987
    Josh Thomas, Australian comedian

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