2021 May

May 26: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on May 26

May 26th is officially Paper Airplane Day and Blueberry Cheesecake Day.

We’ve reached the 146th day of the year. There are 219 days left until the end of the year.

Those of you who were born on May 26th share the Gemini zodiac sign.

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 facts about May 26th in history!

What Happened On May 26 In History?

2019

Simon Pagenaud of France finished the 2016 Indy 500 just two-tenths of a second ahead of Alexander Rossi.

2002

Eminem released his fourth studio album “The Eminem Show.”

It went on to win the 2002 Billboard Album of the Year and Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2003.
2000

Arthur C. Clarke was knighted.

On a visit to Colombo, Sri Lanka, he was made a Knight Bachelor for "services to literature" at a ceremony. This knighthood is usually awarded to those who have advised for public service.
1998

The United States Supreme Court ruled that Ellis Island primarily located in the state of New Jersey, and not New York like many think it does.

1994

Lisa Marie, Elvis Presley’s daughter, married Michael Jackson. However, they divorced after four years.

1993

Carlos Martinez famously hit a ball off Jose Canseco’s head for a home run in major league baseball.

1990

Philadelphia Phillies retired the future Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt’s uniform #20.

Source MLB
1927

The last Ford Model T motor car was ceremoniously rolled off the assembly line.

OTD in 1927: The last Ford Model T motor car was ceremoniously rolled off the assembly line.
Henry Ford, its inventor, watched the final car come off the line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan. The Model T had been in production for 19 years, during which about 15 million vehicles were built.
1925

Ty Cobb, a future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder, was the first to gain 1,000 extra-base hits.

OTD in 1925: Ty Cobb
1923

The first ever Le Mans endurance race began.

Originally intended to run for 3 years, this endurance race based winners on who can cover the farthest distance in 24 hours. Winners of the inaugural race were André Lagache and René Léonard.

Did you know that on this day, May 26th 2002, Eminem released his fourth studio album "The Eminem Show"?