On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1865

Historical Events

  • Battle of Galveston Texas, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith

Famous Birthdays

  • Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Finnish painter, born in Pori, Finland (d. 1931)
  • Robert W. Chambers, American artist and fiction writer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1933)
1865 Highlights

About May 26, 1865

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini