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Wednesday May 20, 2020

May 20: Day of the Week

May 20, 2020 was the 141st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 225 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 685
    The Battle of Dun Nechtain is fought between a Pictish army under King Bridei III and the invading Northumbrians under King Ecgfrith, who are decisively defeated.
  • 1293
    King Sancho IV of Castile creates the Study of General Schools of Alcalá.
  • 1802
    By the Law of 20 May 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte reinstates slavery in the French colonies, revoking its abolition in the French Revolution
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Ware Bottom Church – in the Virginia Bermuda Hundred Campaign, 10,000 troops fight in this Confederate victory.
  • 1896
    The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier falls on the crowd below resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others.
  • 1908
    Budi Utomo organization is founded in Dutch East Indies, beginning the Indonesian National Awakening.
  • 1916
    The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting (Boy with Baby Carriage).
  • 1948
    Chiang Kai-shek elected to be the first President of the Republic of China.
  • 1949
    In the United States, the Armed Forces Security Agency, the predecessor to the National Security Agency, is established.
  • 1969
    The Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam ends.

Who were born on May 20?

  • 1706
    Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777)
  • 1768
    Dolley Madison, First Lady of the United States (d. 1849)
  • 1822
    Frédéric Passy, French economist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1912)
  • 1901
    Max Euwe, Dutch chess player (d. 1981)
  • 1914
    Corneliu Coposu, Romanian politician (d. 1995)
  • 1920
    John Cruickshank, Scottish airman, Victoria Cross recipient
  • 1930
    Sam Etcheverry, American football player and coach (d. 2009)
  • 1949
    Dave Thomas, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1975
    Tahmoh Penikett, Canadian actor
  • 1986
    Dexter Blackstock, English footballer

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