May 14: Day of the Week
May 14, 2020 was the 135th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 231 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1264Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.
- 1607Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
- 1608The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
- 1643Four-year-old Louis XIV becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.
- 1787In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides.
- 1863American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.
- 1931Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
- 1940World War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
- 1973Skylab, the United States’ first space station, is launched.
- 2004The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.
Who were born on May 14?
- 1916Del Moore, American comedian (d. 1970)
- 1926Eric Morecambe, British comedian (d. 1984)
- 1940'H'. Jones, British Soldier, VC recipient (d. 1982)
- 1952Scott Irwin, American wrestler (d. 1987)
- 1961David Quantick, writer
- 1964James M. Kelly, American astronaut
- 1969Danny Wood, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
- 1974Krister Axel, American poet and songwriter
- 1980Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer
- 1986Camila Sodi, Mexican actress
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