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Sunday May 16, 2021

May 16: Day of the Week

May 16, 2021 was the 136th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 229 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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.
  • 1771
    The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called The “Regulators”, occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
  • 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.
  • 1877
    May 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    In Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    Venera program: Venera 5, a Soviet spaceprobe, lands on Venus.
  • 1991
    Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addressed a joint session of the United States Congress. She is the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.

Who were born on May 16?

  • 1917
    James C. Murray, American politician (d. 1999)
  • 1929
    Adrienne Rich, American writer
  • 1929
    Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • 1946
    Roger Earl, English rock drummer (Savoy Brown, Foghat)
  • 1961
    Charles Wright, American professional wrestler
  • 1971
    Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)
  • 1974
    Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
  • 1978
    Lionel Scaloni, Argentine footballer
  • 1983
    Daniel Kerr, Australian football player (AFL)
  • 1985
    Café, Brazilian footballer

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