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Saturday May 1, 2021

May 1: Day of the Week

May 1, 2021 is the 121st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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)

  • 1869
    The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.
  • 1885
    The original Chicago Board of Trade Building opened for business.
  • 1900
    The Scofield mine disaster kills over 200 men in Scofield, Utah in what is to date the fifth-worst mining accident in United States history.
  • 1901
    The Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York.
  • 1925
    The first Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer is held at the University of Toronto, Canada.
  • 1931
    The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
  • 1946
    The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
  • 1960
    Cold War: U-2 incident – Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, is shot down over the Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.
  • 2004
    Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
  • 2008
    The 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?

  • 1730
    Sir Joshua Rowley, 1st Baronet, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1790)
  • 1901
    Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  • 1908
    Morris Kline, American mathematician (d. 1992)
  • 1909
    Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet, winner of the Lenin Peace Prize, 9 times nominee for the Nobel Prize (d. 1990)
  • 1939
    Judy Collins, American folk singer
  • 1940
    Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
  • 1968
    Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
  • 1973
    Mike Jesse, German footballer
  • 1987
    Glen Coffee, American football player
  • 1989
    Tim Urban, American singer

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