May 16: Day of the Week
May 16, 2020 was the 137th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 229 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1527The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
- 1532Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
- 1811Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.
- 1822Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
- 1891The 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).
- 1929In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.
- 1948Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel.
- 1951The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
- 1974Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.
- 2003In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
Who were born on May 16?
- 1821Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894)
- 1916Adriana Caselotti, American actress (d. 1997)
- 1919Liberace, American pianist (d. 1987)
- 1931Natwar Singh, Indian politician
- 1954Dafydd Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut
- 1955Jack Morris, American baseball player
- 1955Olga Korbut, Belarussian gymnast
- 1980Michael Ryan, American ice hockey player
- 1985Café, Brazilian footballer
- 1987Tom Onslow-Cole, British racing driver
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