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Thursday May 17, 2018

May 17: Day of the Week

May 17, 2018 was the 137th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 228 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.
  • 1814
    Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian.
  • 1849
    A large fire nearly burns St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.
  • 1863
    Rosalía de Castro publishes Cantares Gallegos, the first book in the Galician language.
  • 1902
    Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
  • 1914
    The Protocol of Corfu is signed recognising full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty.
  • 1915
    The last British Liberal Party government (led by Herbert Henry Asquith) falls.
  • 1954
    The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
  • 1970
    Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 17?

  • 1918
    A. C. Lyles, American film producer
  • 1931
    Marshall Applewhite, American cult leader of Heaven’s Gate (d. 1997)
  • 1950
    Howard Ashman, American lyricist (d. 1991)
  • 1953
    Luca Prodan, Italian-Scottish singer and musician (Sumo, Hurlingham Reggae Band)
  • 1963
    Jon Koncak, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
  • 1975
    Cheick Kongo, French martial artist
  • 1979
    Wayne Thomas, English footballer
  • 1981
    Giannis Taralidis, Greek footballer
  • 1986
    Tahj Mowry, American actor

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