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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)

  • 1811
    Peninsular War: The allies Spain, Portugal and United Kingdom, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.
  • 1822
    Greek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
  • 1866
    The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel.
  • 1891
    The 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).
  • 1920
    In Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc.
  • 1943
    Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
  • 1953
    American journalist William N. Oatis is released after serving 22 months of a ten-year prison sentence for espionage in Czechslovakia.
  • 1966
    The Communist Party of China issues the “May 16 Notice”, marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  • 1986
    The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
  • 2003
    In Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.

Who were born on May 16?

  • 1888
    Royal Raymond Rife, American inventor (d. 1971)
  • 1913
    Woody Herman, American musician and band leader (d. 1987)
  • 1930
    Betty Carter, American jazz singer (d. 1998)
  • 1953
    Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor
  • 1969
    David Boreanaz, American actor
  • 1976
    Dirk Nannes, Dutch-born Australian cricketer
  • 1983
    Daniel Kerr, Australian football player (AFL)
  • 1984
    Dario Cvitanich, Argentinian footballer
  • 1984
    Rick Rypien, Canadian hockey player (d. 2011)
  • 1986
    Andy Keogh, Irish footballer

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