May 26 holidays in 2019

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Independence Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Independence Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
National Sorry Day Australia Observance
World Lindy Hop Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)
Mother's Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Dniester Day Moldova Observance
Martyrdom of Imam Ali Iran National Holiday
Carpet Day Turkmenistan Observance
Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day Ukraine Observance
Kiev Day Ukraine Observance
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)

Historical Events on May 26

  • 1293: Thirty thousand people are killed when an earthquake hits Kamakura, Japan.
  • 1538: John Calvin and his followers are ejected from the city of Geneva. Calvin would live in Strasbourg for the next 3-years.
  • 1644: Spanish and Portuguese forces both claim that their side was victorious at the Battle of Montijo during the Portuguese Restoration War.
  • 1857: The Blow family gives Dred Scott his emancipation papers.
  • 1864: The area that would eventually become Montana is organized as a U.S Territory.
  • 1865: The last full Confederate to surrender – Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith – surrenders at Galveston in Texas.
  • 1868:S President Andrew Johnson is acquitted by one vote during his Impeachment.
  • 1869: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts charters Boston University.
  • 1896: The first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average is published by Charles Dow on this day.
  • 1897: Bram Stoker published Dracula on this day.
  • 1918: The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
  • 1938: The House Un-American Activities Committee starts its first session in the U.S.
  • 1940: The city of Dunkirk in France is evacuated by Allied forces during Operation Dynamo of World War 2.
  • 1940: French and British forces surrender the garrison at the Siege of Calais during World War II.
  • 1969: Apollo 10 comes back to Earth after an 8-day test of the manned moon landing components.
  • 1998: In Australia, the first National Sorry Day is held.
  • 2002: The Tugboat Robert Y. Love hits the support pier of Interstate 40 on the Arkansas River resulting in 14 people being killed and another 11 being injured.
  • 2004: Terry Nichols is found guilty of over 160 state murder charges for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2008: Over a million people will be evacuated and almost a 150 people killed during serious flooding in Southern and Eastern China.

Famous Birthdays on May 26

  • American actor and director, John Wayne is born in 1907.
  • English actor Robert Morley is born in 1908.
  • American actress Pam Grier is born in 1949.
  • American actor Philip Michael Thomas si born in 1949.


Guy Fawkes Day


Winter Solstice

Boxing Day

Ash Wednesday