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Tuesday May 16, 2023

May 16: Day of the Week

May 16, 2023 is the 136th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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)

  • 1532
    Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
  • 1771
    The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called The “Regulators”, occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
  • 1866
    The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel.
  • 1868
    President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
  • 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).
  • 1943
    Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
  • 1953
    American journalist William N. Oatis is released after serving 22 months of a ten-year prison sentence for espionage in Czechslovakia.
  • 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?

  • 1710
    William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (d. 1782)
  • 1897
    Zvi Sliternik, Israeli entomologist (d. 1994)
  • 1910
    Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1965
    Krist Novoselic, American musician and author
  • 1966
    Janet Jackson, American singer
  • 1969
    David Boreanaz, American actor
  • 1969
    Tucker Carlson, American television commentator
  • 1970
    Danielle Spencer, Australian singer and actress
  • 1973
    Jason Acuña, American television personality
  • 1974
    Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)

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