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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1874
    A flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
  • 1914
    The first ever Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final is played. Brooklyn Field Club defeats Brooklyn Celtic 2-1.
  • 1918
    The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The Communist Party of China issues the “May 16 Notice”, marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  • 1974
    Josip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.

Who were born on May 16?

  • 1827
    Pierre Cuypers, Dutch architect (d. 1921)
  • 1906
    Margret Rey, author and illustrator (d. 1996)
  • 1910
    Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1929
    Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • 1950
    J. Georg Bednorz, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1955
    Debra Winger, American actress
  • 1963
    Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
  • 1964
    John Salley, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
  • 1975
    Tony Kakko, Finnish singer (Sonata Arctica)

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