On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1876

Historical Events

  • HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Root, Austrian-American boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion, born in Frahelž, Bohemia, Czech Republic (d. 1963)

Famous Deaths

  • Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77
1876 Highlights

About May 26, 1876

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini