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Monday May 20, 2019

May 20: Day of the Week

May 20, 2019 is the 140th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 225 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

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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)

  • 1498
    Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Kozhikode (previously known as Calicut), India.
  • 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.
  • 1908
    Budi Utomo organization is founded in Dutch East Indies, beginning the Indonesian National Awakening.
  • 1920
    Montreal, Quebec radio station XWA broadcasts the first regularly scheduled radio programming in North America.
  • 1927
    Treaty of Jedda: the United Kingdom recognizes the sovereignty of King Ibn Saud in the Kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd, which later merge to become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • 1940
    Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz.
  • 1949
    In the United States, the Armed Forces Security Agency, the predecessor to the National Security Agency, is established.
  • 1980
    In a referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a 60% vote the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada.
  • 1990
    The first post-Communist presidential and parliamentary elections are held in Romania.

Who were born on May 20?

  • 1799
    Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)
  • 1917
    Bergur Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic politician (d. 2005)
  • 1917
    Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1967)
  • 1926
    John Lucarotti, English-born Canadian TV writer (d. 1994)
  • 1942
    Carlos Hathcock, American Marine Corps sniper (d. 1999)
  • 1945
    Vladimiro Montesinos, Peruvian politician
  • 1975
    Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (d. 2006)
  • 1976
    Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player
  • 1984
    Mauro, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986
    Jiřina Ptáčníková, Czech pole vaulter

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