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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.
  • 1642
    Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve (1612–1676) founds the Ville Marie de Montréal.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Quebec.
  • 1865
    The International Telegraph Union (later the International Telecommunication Union) is established in Paris.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: British troops relieve Mafeking.
  • 1914
    The Protocol of Corfu is signed recognising full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty.
  • 1940
    World War II: Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium.
  • 1954
    The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
  • 1969
    Venera program: Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.
  • 1974
    Dublin and Monaghan bombings: Thirty-three civilians are killed when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) explodes car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland.

Who were born on May 17?

  • 1551
    Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (d. 1601)
  • 1718
    Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat and politician (d. 1778)
  • 1888
    Tich Freeman, English cricketer (d. 1965)
  • 1891
    Napoleon Zervas, Greek general and resistance leader during World War II (d. 1957)
  • 1895
    Saul Adler FRS, Russian-born British-Israeli expert on parasitology (d. 1966)
  • 1934
    Friedrich-Wilhelm Kiel, German politician
  • 1950
    Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian politician (d. 2008)
  • 1962
    Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor and comedian
  • 1973
    Steve Barakatt, Canadian composer
  • 1978
    Paddy Kenny, Irish football goalkeeper

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