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May 26th is a day marked by a whimsical and delightful mix of holidays and celebrations around the world. It is a day when the simple joys of childhood creativity, the recognition of unique personal traits, dark legends, and sweet indulgences all find a place in the hearts of many.

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Interesting Facts of May 26th

  1. 1. NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter holds the record for the longest continually active spacecraft in orbit around a planet other than Earth. It entered orbit around Mars on October 24, 2001, and its mission was extended again on May 26, 2010.
  2. 2. The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), significant legislation aimed at protecting the privacy and personal data of individuals within the EU, started its enforcement on May 26, 2018.
  3. 3. British actor Peter Cushing, known for his roles in the Hammer Horror films and as Grand Moff Tarkin in the Star Wars franchise, was born on May 26, 1913.
  4. 4. The Great Lisbon Earthquake, affecting Portugal, Spain, and Morocco, is believed to have struck on May 26, 1755, although historical records differ, with some citing November as the month it occurred.
  5. 5. On May 26, 1972, the United States and the Soviet Union signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, agreeing to limit their use of missile defense systems to protect against nuclear weapons, which was in effect until 2002.