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Monday May 17, 2021

May 17: Day of the Week

May 17, 2021 is the 137th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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.
  • 1814
    Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.
  • 1849
    A large fire nearly burns St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.
  • 1875
    Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.
  • 1915
    The last British Liberal Party government (led by Herbert Henry Asquith) falls.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    Three days of popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown that results in 52 officially confirmed deaths, many disappearances, hundreds of injuries, and over 3,500 arrests.
  • 1994
    Malawi holds its first multi-party elections.
  • 2006
    The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.

Who were born on May 17?

  • 1895
    Mary Josephine Ray, Canadian supercentenarian (d. 2010)
  • 1895
    Saul Adler FRS, Russian-born British-Israeli expert on parasitology (d. 1966)
  • 1921
    Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (d. 1998)
  • 1941
    Ben Nelson. 40th Governor of Nebraska & United States Senator from Nebraska
  • 1946
    F. Paul Wilson, American novelist
  • 1956
    Bob Saget, American actor
  • 1964
    Stratos Apostolakis, Greek footballer
  • 1975
    Laura Voutilainen, Finnish singer
  • 1980
    Davor Džalto, Serbian/Croatian art historian
  • 1985
    Derek Hough, American dancer and singer

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