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Friday May 17, 2019

May 17: Day of the Week

May 17, 2019 was the 137th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 228 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Quebec.
  • 1814
    Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.
  • 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.
  • 1875
    Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.
  • 1954
    The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt.
  • 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?

  • 1768
    Caroline of Brunswick, German-born Queen consort of George IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1821)
  • 1844
    Julius Wellhausen, German biblical scholar (d. 1918)
  • 1919
    Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Ben Nelson. 40th Governor of Nebraska & United States Senator from Nebraska
  • 1945
    Tony Roche, Australian tennis player
  • 1966
    Mark Kratzmann, Australian tennis player
  • 1970
    Hubert Davis, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Matt Lindland, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • 1976
    Leehom Wang, American-born Taiwanese musician and composer
  • 1981
    Beñat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist

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