May 1: Day of the Week
May 1, 2019 is the 121st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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May 1 Historical Event(s)
- 880The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
- 1707The Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 1840The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
- 1865The Empire of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay sign the Treaty of the Triple Alliance
- 1927The first cooked meals on a scheduled flight are introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris.
- 1933The Roca-Runciman Treaty between Argentina and Great Britain is signed by Julio Argentino Roca, Jr., and Sir Walter Runciman.
- 197736 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
- 1982The 1982 World’s Fair opens in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- 2001Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of “a state of rebellion”, hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.
- 2008The London Agreement on translation of European patents, concluded in 2000, enters into force in 14 of the 34 Contracting States to the European Patent Convention.
Who were born on May 1?
- 1862Marcel Prévost, French author and dramatist (d. 1941)
- 1905Henry Koster, German film director (d. 1988)
- 1907Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
- 1907Oliver Hill, civil rights attorney (d. 2007)
- 1916Glenn Ford, Canadian actor (d. 2006)
- 1918Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
- 1948Patricia Hill Collins, American black-feminist and scholar
- 1951Sally Mann, American photographer
- 1957Kow Otani, Japanese composer
- 1969Wes Anderson, American director and writer
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