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Sunday May 26, 2019

May 26: Day of the Week

May 26, 2019 is the 146th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1135
    Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, “Emperor of all of Spain”.
  • 1783
    A Great Jubilee Day held at Trumbull, Connecticut celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution.
  • 1828
    Feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
  • 1868
    The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
  • 1897
    Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.
  • 1906
    Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
  • 1977
    George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City’s World Trade Center.
  • 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)
  • 1893
    Eugène Aynsley Goossens, English conductor and composer (d. 1962)
  • 1893
    Norma Talmadge, American actress (d. 1957)
  • 1895
    Dorothea Lange, American photographer (d. 1965)
  • 1930
    Karim Emami, Iranian translator (d. 2005)
  • 1938
    Pauline Parker, New Zealander murderer
  • 1948
    Stevie Nicks, American songwriter
  • 1949
    Pam Grier, American actress
  • 1949
    Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventor
  • 1977
    Mark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira)

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