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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)

  • 922
    After much hardship, Abbasid envoy Ahmad ibn Fadlan arrived in the lands of Volga Bulgars.
  • 1821
    The first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
  • 1862
    U.S. federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 1885
    North-West Rebellion: the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat.
  • 1937
    George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.
  • 1945
    Argentinian labour leader José Peter declares the Federación Obrera de la Industria de la Carne dissolved.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral, east of Lai Khe in South Vietnam on the night of 12/13 May, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and beginning the Battle of Coral-Balmoral.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Iranian Azeris interpret a cartoon published in an Iranian magazine as insulting, resulting in massive riots throughout the country.

Who were born on May 12?

  • 1880
    Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (d. 1951)
  • 1910
    Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)
  • 1936
    Tom Snyder, American television personality (d. 2007)
  • 1956
    Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957
    Lou Whitaker, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Joe McKinney, Irish actor
  • 1968
    Tony Hawk, American skateboarder
  • 1977
    Lorena Bernal, Argentine/Spanish model and actress
  • 1978
    Jason Biggs, American actor
  • 1983
    Virginie Razzano, French tennis player

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