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Sunday May 17, 2020

May 17: Day of the Week

May 17, 2020 is the 138th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1642
    Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve (1612–1676) founds the Ville Marie de Montréal.
  • 1673
    Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River.
  • 1875
    Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.
  • 1933
    Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling — the national-socialist party of Norway.
  • 1939
    The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States’ first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
  • 1940
    World War II: Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium.
  • 1969
    Venera program: Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.
  • 1983
    Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
  • 1983
    The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world’s largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer’s Freedom of Information Act request.
  • 1990
    The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.

Who were born on May 17?

  • 1718
    Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat and politician (d. 1778)
  • 1895
    Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian supercentenarian (d. 2010)
  • 1941
    David Cope, American composer and author
  • 1962
    Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor and comedian
  • 1965
    Jeremy Vine, British journalist and presenter
  • 1965
    Paige Turco, American actress
  • 1969
    Tabatha Coffey, Australian hairstylist and television personality
  • 1974
    Wiki González, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1976
    José Guillén, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983
    Nicky Hofs, Dutch footballer

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