About May 26

May 26, 2022 is the 146th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 219 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Gemini is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 241 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 26

  • 17
    Germanicus returns to Rome as a conquering hero; he celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Cherusci, Chatti and other German tribes west of the Elbe.
  • 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.
  • 1135
    Alfonso VII of León and Castile is crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, “Emperor of all of Spain”.
  • 1538
    Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
  • 1736
    Battle of Ackia: British and Chickasaw soldiers repel a French and Choctaw attack on the Chickasaw village of Ackia, near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi. The French, under Louisiana governor Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, had sought to link Louisiana with Acadia and the other northern colonies of New France.
  • 1770
    The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks.
  • 1783
    A Great Jubilee Day held at Trumbull, Connecticut celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution.
  • 1830
    The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.
  • 1879
    Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.
  • 1896
    Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • 1917
    Several powerful tornadoes rip through Illinois, including the city of Mattoon, killing 101 people and injuring 689.
  • 1918
    The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
  • 1938
    In the United States, the House Un-American Activities Committee begins its first session.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Dunkirk – In France, Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Bir Hakeim takes place.
  • 1972
    The United States and the Soviet Union sign the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 1972
    Willandra National Park is established in Australia.
  • 1977
    George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City’s World Trade Center.
  • 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).
  • 2008
    Severe flooding begins in eastern and southern China that will ultimately cause 148 deaths and force the evacuation of 1.3 million.

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