May 14: Day of the Week
May 14, 2020 is the 135th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1483Coronation of Charles VIII of France (Charles l'Affable).
- 1836The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas.
- 1940The Yermolayev Yer-2, a long-range Soviet medium bomber, has its first flight.
- 1940World War II: Rotterdam is bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
- 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.
- 1951Trains run on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales for the first time since preservation, making it the first railway in the world to be operated by volunteers.
- 1961American civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
- 1970The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
- 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?
- 1899Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
- 1925Oona O'Neill, widow of Charlie Chaplin (d. 1991)
- 1936Bobby Darin, American singer (d. 1973)
- 1952Donald R. McMonagle, American astronaut
- 1963Pat Borders, American baseball player
- 1966Fabrice Morvan, French music artist (Milli Vanilli)
- 1980Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer
- 1982Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
- 1984Luke Gregerson, American baseball player
- 1988Jayne Appel, American basketball player
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