May 26th is officially Paper Airplane Day and Blueberry Cheesecake Day.
We’ve reached the 147th day of the year. There are 219 days left until the end of the year.
Find out some incredible facts about this day, including what historical events happened, and what celebrities were born on May 26.
Did you know that on this day in 2002, Eminem released his fourth studio album “The Eminem Show”? Considered the most anticipated album of 2002, it debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about May 26th in history!
What memorable events happened on May 26 in history? Keep reading to find out!
A series of worldwide protests began in reaction to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
Simon Pagenaud of France finished the 2016 Indy 500 just two-tenths of a second ahead of Alexander Rossi.
NASA’s Apollo 10 mission returned to earth after successfully testing all possible elements of a Moon landing.
The Apollo 10 Command Service Module (CSM) landed in the Pacific Ocean 400 miles (740 km) east of American Samoa. The astronauts and the CSM were recovered by ship, flown to American Samoa, Honolulu, and then finally flown to the US. The CSM was then displayed in various countries, eventually becoming a permanent feature at the London Science Museum.
The Beatles released their eighth album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The avant-garde album was an instant success, reaching #1 on multiple charts in the US almost instantly, staying at that position for as many as 27 weeks. It won four Grammy awards in 1968 and has been ranked as one of the best albums of all time.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Helena Bonham Carter? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Here we have the most notable quotes that have been spoken throughout history on May 26th.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.
If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.
National Paper Airplane Day
The furthest paper airplane throw on record was 226 feet and 10 inches (69.14 meters)! May 26 is celebrated annually as Paper Airplane Day, so pull out a piece of paper, get folding and see how far you can throw yours!
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
Blueberries pretty much make everything taste more luxurious, and cheesecake is definitely no exception! It’s time to honor this brilliant dessert, and what better way to do so than eating it! Have a go at making it yourself, or just buy some; it’s going to be delicious either way.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
There is a company in Japan that has schools that teach you how to be funny. The first one opened in 1982. About 1,000 students take the course each year.
Birthday & Zodiac
Those of you who were born on May 26th share the Gemini zodiac sign.
As an air sign, Gemini is also associated with the mind and knowledge. They like to pick things apart to understand them.
For those of you born in May, you have the Emerald birthstone. Green is a color that signifies hope, the coming of spring, regeneration, and new growth. Even the word “emerald” comes from the ancient Greek “smaragdos,” which means “green gem.”
If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of September 2nd in the previous year.
Babies conceived on May 26th, 2024, will be due around February 16th, 2025.