Wednesday 12 May 1926
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1926). 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.