May 20: Day of the Week
May 20, 2020 is the 141st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 225 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1775Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence signed in Charlotte, North Carolina
- 1802By the Law of 20 May 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte reinstates slavery in the French colonies, revoking its abolition in the French Revolution
- 1813Napoleon Bonaparte leads his French troops into the Battle of Bautzen in Saxony, Germany, against the combined armies of Russia and Prussia. The battle ends the next day with a French victory.
- 1882The Triple Alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy is formed.
- 1896The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier falls on the crowd below resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others.
- 1916The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting (Boy with Baby Carriage).
- 1956In Operation Redwing (shot Cherokee), the first United States airborne hydrogen bomb is dropped over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean;
- 1965PIA Flight 705, a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 720 – 040 B, crashes while descending to land at Cairo International Airport, killing 119 of the 125 passengers and crew.
- 1980In a referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a 60% vote the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada.
- 1990The first post-Communist presidential and parliamentary elections are held in Romania.
Who were born on May 20?
- 1737William Petty Fitzmaurice, British statesman (d. 1805)
- 1889Karin Molander, Swedish actress (d. 1978)
- 1913William Hewlett, American engineer (d. 2001)
- 1938Marinella, Greek singer and actress
- 1947Greg Dyke, British broadcast executive
- 1959Susan Cowsill, American musician
- 1965Stu Grimson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1972Busta Rhymes, American rapper and actor
- 1985Chris Froome, British cyclist
- 1995Brandon Zibaka, English football player
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