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Saturday May 16, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1204
    Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire.
  • 1527
    The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
  • 1770
    14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France.
  • 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.
  • 1868
    President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
  • 1929
    In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.
  • 1960
    Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
  • 1961
    Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
  • 1974
    Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.
  • 1975
    India 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?

  • 1821
    Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894)
  • 1910
    Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (d. 1972)
  • 1921
    Harry Carey, Jr., American actor
  • 1931
    Hana Brady, Polish Holocaust victim (d. 1944)
  • 1958
    Gitane Demone, American Goth singer
  • 1963
    Jon Coffelt, American artist
  • 1963
    Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
  • 1966
    Thurman Thomas, American football player
  • 1971
    Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)
  • 1972
    Khary Payton, American actor

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