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Saturday May 1, 2021

May 1: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1576
    Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1753
    Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
  • 1759
    Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The Union Army completes the Capture of New Orleans.
  • 1884
    Moses Fleetwood Walker became the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States.
  • 1894
    Coxey’s Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: The Battle of Manila Bay – the United States Navy destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the war.
  • 1927
    The Union Labor Life Insurance Company is founded by the American Federation of Labor.
  • 1978
    Japan’s Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
  • 1982
    The 1982 World’s Fair opens in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Who were born on May 1?

  • 1769
    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Anglo-Irish statesman (d. 1852)
  • 1885
    Ralph Stackpole, American sculptor, painter (d. 1973)
  • 1917
    John Beradino, American actor and baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1919
    Mohammed Karim Lamrani, Prime Minister of Morocco
  • 1924
    Karel Kachyňa, Czech film director (d. 2004)
  • 1956
    Phil Foglio, American cartoonist and comic book artist
  • 1966
    Olaf Thon, German football player
  • 1967
    Tim McGraw, American musician
  • 1968
    Oliver Bierhoff, German footballer
  • 1988
    Anushka Sharma, Indian actress and model

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