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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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 1805
    Muhammad Ali becomes Wāli of Egypt.
  • 1814
    Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.
  • 1814
    The Constitution of Norway is signed and the Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.
  • 1849
    A large fire nearly burns St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.
  • 1902
    Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
  • 1933
    Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling — the national-socialist party of Norway.
  • 1954
    The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
  • 1983
    Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
  • 1987
    An Iraqi Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jet fires two missiles into the U.S. Navy warship USS Stark, killing 37 and injuring 21 of her crew.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 17?

  • 1836
    Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (d. 1923)
  • 1886
    King Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
  • 1926
    Franz Sondheimer, German-born British chemist (d. 1981)
  • 1941
    David Cope, American composer and author
  • 1956
    Bob Saget, American actor
  • 1970
    Angelica Agurbash, Belarusian singer, actress and model
  • 1970
    Hubert Davis, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Carlos Peña, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981
    Beñat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist
  • 1982
    Matt Cassel, American football player

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