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Wednesday May 1, 2019

May 1: Day of the Week

May 1, 2019 was the 121st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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

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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)

  • 1328
    Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton – the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
  • 1778
    American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
  • 1884
    Moses Fleetwood Walker became the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States.
  • 1893
    The World’s Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago.
  • 1925
    The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members.
  • 1945
    World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has “fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany”.
  • 1946
    Start of 3 year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
  • 1957
    34 of 35 people aboard are killed when a Vickers Viking airliner crashed in Hampshire England.
  • 1970
    Protests erupt in Seattle, Washington, following the announcement by U.S. President Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country.
  • 1977
    36 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.

Who were born on May 1?

  • 1825
    Johann Jakob Balmer, Swiss mathetician (d. 1898)
  • 1830
    Guido Gezelle, Flemish poet and priest (d. 1899)
  • 1850
    Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (d. 1942)
  • 1940
    Bobbie Ann Mason, American novelist and literary critic
  • 1944
    Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
  • 1950
    John Diehl, American actor
  • 1955
    Martin O'Donnell, American composer
  • 1973
    Oliver Neuville, German footballer
  • 1986
    Brent Stanton, Australian rules footballer
  • 1988
    Nicholas Braun, American actor

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