May 26 is the 146th day of the year. There are 219 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1865 – American Civil War: The Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.
+ 1868 – The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal by one vote.
+ 1896 – Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
+ 1897 Dracula a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.
+ 2004 – United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
( Births )
+ 1886 – Al Jolson, American singer and actor (d. 1950)
+ 1907 – John Wayne, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1979)
+ 1923 – James Arness, American actor (d. 2011)
+ 1939 – Brent Musburger, American sportscaster
+ 1949 – Hank Williams Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist