May 14: Day of the Week
May 14, 2021 is the 134th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1607Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
- 1610Henry IV of France is assassinated bringing Louis XIII to the throne.
- 1747War of the Austrian Succession: A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre.
- 1811Paraguay: Pedro Juan Caballero, Fulgencio Yegros and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia start actions to depose the Spanish governor
- 1879The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the ship .
- 1913New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.
- 1925Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs Dalloway is published.
- 1935The Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.
- 1948Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
- 1955Cold War: Eight communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
Who were born on May 14?
- 1916Marco Zanuso, Italian architect (d. 2001)
- 1919Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
- 1925Patrice Munsel, American opera soprano
- 1929Henry McGee, British actor, straight man to Benny Hill (d. 2006)
- 1940'H'. Jones, British Soldier, VC recipient (d. 1982)
- 1947Tamara Dobson, American actress (d. 2006)
- 1957Big Van Vader (born Leon White), American professional wrestler
- 1960Ronan Tynan, Irish singer
- 1969Danny Wood, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
- 1985Zack Ryder, American professional wrestler
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