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Friday May 1, 2020

May 1: Day of the Week

May 1, 2020 was the 122nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1751
    The first cricket match is played in America.
  • 1894
    Coxey’s Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C.
  • 1901
    The Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York.
  • 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.
  • 1931
    The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
  • 1933
    The Roca-Runciman Treaty between Argentina and Great Britain is signed by Julio Argentino Roca, Jr., and Sir Walter Runciman.
  • 1947
    Portella della Ginestra massacre against May Day celebrations in Sicily by the bandit and separatist leader Salvatore Giuliano; 11 persons are killed and 33 wounded.
  • 1961
    The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.
  • 2001
    Philippine 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.
  • 2006
    The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.

Who were born on May 1?

  • 1285
    Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)
  • 1917
    Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi (d. 2001)
  • 1919
    Lewis Hill, American pacifist and founder of Pacifica Radio (d. 1957)
  • 1934
    Shirley Horn, American jazz singer and pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Una Stubbs, English actress
  • 1940
    Bobbie Ann Mason, American novelist and literary critic
  • 1945
    Rita Coolidge, American singer
  • 1947
    Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
  • 1971
    Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
  • 1978
    Sachie Hara, Japanese actress

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