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Thursday May 14, 2020

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 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.

May 2020

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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 14 Historical Event(s)

  • 1483
    Coronation of Charles VIII of France (Charles l'Affable).
  • 1607
    Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
  • 1747
    War of the Austrian Succession: A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.
  • 1870
    The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.
  • 1879
    The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrives in Fiji aboard the ship .
  • 1913
    New York Governor William Sulzer approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.
  • 1931
    Ådalen shootings: five people are killed in Ådalen, Sweden, as soldiers open fire on an unarmed trade union demonstration.
  • 1939
    Lina Medina becomes the youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five.
  • 1940
    World War II: The Battle of the Netherlands ends with the Netherlands surrendering to Germany.

Who were born on May 14?

  • 1771
    Robert Owen, Welsh social reformer (d. 1858)
  • 1832
    Charles Peace, unusual English criminal
  • 1869
    Arthur Rostron, Captain of the Titanic (d. 1940)
  • 1881
    Ed Walsh, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1942
    Valeriy Brumel, Soviet high jumper (d. 2003)
  • 1943
    Elizabeth Ray, American sex scandal figure
  • 1962
    C. C. DeVille, American musician (Poison)
  • 1969
    Danny Wood, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
  • 1973
    Julian White, English rugby player
  • 1986
    Alyosha, Ukrainian singer

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