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Sunday May 12, 2019

May 12: Day of the Week

May 12, 2019 was the 132nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 1864
    American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in “the Bloody Angle”.
  • 1916
    James Connolly was sat on a chair and shot dead in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, after his role in the Easter Uprising
  • 1926
    UK General Strike 1926: In the United Kingdom, a nine-day general strike by trade unions ends.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.
  • 1949
    The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
  • 1949
    The western occupying powers approve the Basic Law for the new German state: the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 1952
    Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.
  • 1955
    Nineteen days after bus workers went on strike in Singapore, rioting breaks out and seriously impacts Singapore’s bid for independence.
  • 1981
    Francis Hughes starves to death in the Maze Prison in a Republican campaign for political prisoner status to be granted to Provisional IRA prisoners.
  • 2003
    Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.

Who were born on May 12?

  • 1829
    Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (d. 1896)
  • 1895
    Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (d. 1986)
  • 1899
    Indra Devi, Latvian Yoga Instructor (d. 2002)
  • 1900
    Helene Weigel, German actress (d. 1971)
  • 1937
    George Carlin, American comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1943
    Linda Dano, American Actress
  • 1947
    Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician
  • 1955
    Kix Brooks, American country singer (Brooks & Dunn)
  • 1979
    Steve Smith, American football player
  • 1989
    Matthew Hann, American basketball player

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