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Sunday May 17, 2020

May 17: Day of the Week

May 17, 2020 was the 138th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 228 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.

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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)

  • 1521
    Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason.
  • 1590
    Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
  • 1805
    Muhammad Ali becomes Wāli of Egypt.
  • 1809
    Napoleon I of France orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire.
  • 1849
    A large fire nearly burns St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.
  • 1869
    Imperial Japanese forces defeat the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate in the Battle of Hakodate to end the Boshin War.
  • 1933
    Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling — the national-socialist party of Norway.
  • 1974
    Police in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army’s headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.
  • 1980
    General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea seizes control of the government and declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.
  • 2006
    The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.

Who were born on May 17?

  • 1891
    Napoleon Zervas, Greek general and resistance leader during World War II (d. 1957)
  • 1898
    Alfred Joseph Casson, Canadian painter (d. 1992)
  • 1939
    Gary Paulsen, American author
  • 1952
    Howard Hampton, Canadian politician
  • 1955
    Bill Paxton, American actor and film director
  • 1961
    Enya, Irish singer and songwriter
  • 1970
    Matt Lindland, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • 1981
    Beñat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist
  • 1981
    Lim Jeong Hee, Korean singer
  • 1983
    Nicky Hofs, Dutch footballer

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