Wednesday 12 May 1926
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include François Perigot and Mervyn M Dymally American politician (Representative-Democrat-California.
The Boob, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926
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- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- François Perigot: French entrepreneur, businessman and trade unionist.
- Mervyn M Dymally American politician (Representative-Democrat-California: 1981-).
- Earl Hutto in Panama City: Florida, USA; American politician (Representative-Democrat-Florida, 1979-).
- Viren Shah: Indian politician 21st Governor of West Bengal (d. 2013).
- Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole
- Gen Pilsudski sets coup on Premier Witos compared
- Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole
- British general strike ends.
- UK General Strike 1926: In the United Kingdom, a nine-day general strike by trade unions ends.
- May 14 ampndash May Coup: Józef Piłsudski takes over in Poland.