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Friday May 1, 2020

May 1: Day of the Week

May 1, 2020 is the 122nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 880
    The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
  • 1875
    Alexandra Palace reopens after the 1873 fire burnt it down.
  • 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 first cooked meals on a scheduled flight are introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris.
  • 1941
    World War II: German forces launch a major attack on Tobruk.
  • 1946
    The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
  • 1982
    Operation Black Buck: The Royal Air Force attacks the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
  • 1982
    The 1982 World’s Fair opens in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • 1983
    Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis is awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 1?

  • 1830
    Guido Gezelle, Flemish poet and priest (d. 1899)
  • 1881
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French palaeontologist and philosopher (d. 1955)
  • 1917
    John Beradino, American actor and baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1930
    Richard Riordan, American politician, former mayor of Los Angeles
  • 1949
    Jim Clench, Canadian bassist (April Wine and Bachman–Turner Overdrive) (d. 2010)
  • 1959
    Lawrence Seeff, South African cricketer
  • 1967
    Tim McGraw, American musician
  • 1968
    D'arcy Wretzky, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 1984
    Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer
  • 1985
    Drew Sidora, American actress

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