May 26: Day of the Week
May 26, 2022 was the 146th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 219 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 451Battle 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.
- 1293An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, killing about 30,000.
- 1830The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
- 1865American 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.
- 1869Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- 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.
- 1936In the House of Commons of Northern Ireland, Tommy Henderson begins speaking on the Appropriation Bill. By the time he sits down in the early hours of the following morning, he had spoken for 10 hours.
- 1940World War II: Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
- 1948The U.S. Congress passes Public Law 557, which permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol as an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.
Who were born on May 26?
- 1478Pope Clement VII (d. 1534)
- 1822Edmond de Goncourt, French writer (d. 1896)
- 1898Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)
- 1910Imi Lichtenfeld, Israeli martial artist (d. 1998)
- 1912János Kádár, Hungarian politician (d. 1989)
- 1926Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (d. 1991)
- 1956Frédéric Dutoit, French politician
- 1966Zola Budd, South African athlete
- 1967Kevin Moore, American musician (OSI)
- 1977Luca Toni, Italian footballer
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