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Thursday May 16, 2019

May 16: Day of the Week

May 16, 2019 is the 136th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 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.

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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 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 218
    Julia Maesa, aunt of the assassinated Caracalla, is banished to her home in Syria by the self-proclaimed emperor Macrinus and declares her 14-year old grandson Elagabalus, emperor of Rome.
  • 1811
    Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.
  • 1843
    The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri.
  • 1874
    A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
  • 1877
    May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
  • 1891
    The International Electro-Technical Exhibition opens in Frankfurt, Germany, and will feature the world’s first long distance transmission of high-power, three-phase electrical current (the most common form today).
  • 1914
    The first ever Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final is played. Brooklyn Field Club defeats Brooklyn Celtic 2-1.
  • 1919
    A naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.
  • 1974
    Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.
  • 1983
    Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.

Who were born on May 16?

  • 1827
    Pierre Cuypers, Dutch architect (d. 1921)
  • 1916
    Adriana Caselotti, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1917
    Juan Rulfo, Mexican novelist (d. 1986)
  • 1921
    S. Neil Fujita, American graphic designer (d. 2010)
  • 1925
    Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer (d. 2010)
  • 1947
    Bob Edwards, American newscaster
  • 1955
    Olga Korbut, Belarussian gymnast
  • 1964
    Edit Berces, Hungarian marathon runner
  • 1974
    Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
  • 1975
    Tony Kakko, Finnish singer (Sonata Arctica)

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