It is the 146th day of the year and we are celebrating St. Berenger Day. He was a Benedictine monk of the Abbey of Saint-Papoul in the Aude and died in 1093. Today is the day of Shavuot, which has become Pentecost in the Christian calendar. It commemorates in the Jewish religion the promulgation of the Sinai Law.
The sun rises at the same time at 05:59 and sets a minute later at 21:37. On the weather side, the beautiful reigns throughout the France, with a clear improvement in the South.
Some 26 May
1907: birth of actor John Wayne (died June 11, 1979)
1923: First race of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1954: discovery in Egypt of the first funerary boat of Pharaoh Khufu
1976: death of German philosopher Martin Heidegger
1993: Olympique de Marseille wins the European Cup
2001: an SNCF TGV sets a very high speed endurance record, linking Calais to Marseille, in 3 hours and 29 minutes, at an average speed of 306.36 km/h
2008: landing of the American probe Phoenix on Mars
Lenny Kravitz (born 1964), American singer
Marion Motin, choreographer born in 1981
The saying of the day
«May chilly: languorous year, flowery may: happy year, windy may: doubtful year»