On This Day: May 26th
This is 146th day of the year and 219 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—21 Iyyar 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 22nd day of the 4th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
After more than 50 years of struggle, South Sudan declares independence and becomes Africa's 54th state.
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