May 16: Day of the Week
May 16, 2020 is the 137th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1204Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire.
- 1527The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
- 177014-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France.
- 1843The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri.
- 1868President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
- 1929In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.
- 1960Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
- 1961Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
- 1974Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.
- 1975India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favor of merging with India.
Who were born on May 16?
- 1821Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894)
- 1910Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (d. 1972)
- 1921Harry Carey, Jr., American actor
- 1931Hana Brady, Polish Holocaust victim (d. 1944)
- 1958Gitane Demone, American Goth singer
- 1963Jon Coffelt, American artist
- 1963Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
- 1966Thurman Thomas, American football player
- 1971Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)
- 1972Khary Payton, American actor
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