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Saturday May 16, 2020

May 16: Day of the Week

May 16, 2020 was the 137th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 229 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1568
    Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.
  • 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.
  • 1868
    President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
  • 1914
    The first ever Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final is played. Brooklyn Field Club defeats Brooklyn Celtic 2-1.
  • 1948
    Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel.
  • 1961
    Park Chung-hee leads a coup d'état to overthrow the Second Republic of South Korea.
  • 1975
    Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  • 1983
    Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.
  • 1988
    A report by United States’ Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.

Who were born on May 16?

  • 1917
    Juan Rulfo, Mexican novelist (d. 1986)
  • 1920
    Martine Carol, French actress (d. 1967)
  • 1968
    Chingmy Yau, Hong Kong actress
  • 1976
    Dirk Nannes, Dutch-born Australian cricketer
  • 1977
    Emiliana Torrini Icelandic singer and songwriter
  • 1981
    Taavi Rähn, Estonian footballer
  • 1982
    Billy Crawford, Filipino singer and musician
  • 1983
    Nancy Ajram, Lebanese singer
  • 1986
    Andy Keogh, Irish footballer
  • 1991
    Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgarian tennis player

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