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Thursday May 16, 2019

May 16: Day of the Week

May 16, 2019 was the 136th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 229 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1527
    The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
  • 1532
    Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1929
    In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.
  • 1966
    The Communist Party of China issues the “May 16 Notice”, marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  • 1975
    India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favor of merging with India.
  • 1975
    Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Who were born on May 16?

  • 1710
    William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (d. 1782)
  • 1897
    Zvi Sliternik, Israeli entomologist (d. 1994)
  • 1923
    Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1936
    Roy Hudd, English radio and television actor
  • 1966
    Janet Jackson, American singer
  • 1970
    Danielle Spencer, Australian singer and actress
  • 1973
    Jason Acuña, American television personality
  • 1973
    Special Ed, American rapper
  • 1973
    Tori Spelling, American actress
  • 1993
    Lee Ji-eun, Korean singer also known as IU

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