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Sunday May 12, 2019

May 12: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 254
    Pope Stephen I succeeds Pope Lucius I as the 23rd pope.
  • 922
    After much hardship, Abbasid envoy Ahmad ibn Fadlan arrived in the lands of Volga Bulgars.
  • 1551
    National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru.
  • 1588
    French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.
  • 1949
    The Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin.
  • 1955
    Austria regains its independence as the Allied occupation following World War II ends.
  • 1975
    Mayagüez incident: the Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.
  • 1978
    In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba (now known as Katanga). The local government asks the U.S.A., France and Belgium to restore order.
  • 1982
    During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan Fernandez Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet. Krohn, an ultraconservative Spanish priest opposed to the Vatican II reforms, believed that the Pope had to be killed for being an “agent of Moscow”.
  • 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?

  • 1496
    Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1560)
  • 1839
    Tôn Thất Thuyết, the leading mandarin of Vietnam’s Nguyễn Dynasty (d. 1913)
  • 1907
    Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1942
    Ian Dury, British musician (d. 2000)
  • 1961
    Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor
  • 1963
    Charles Pettigrew, American singer (Charles and Eddie) (d. 2001)
  • 1970
    Mark Foster, British swimmer
  • 1975
    Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1979
    Erdinç Saçan, Turkish-Dutch politician
  • 1983
    Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer

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