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Monday May 20, 2019

May 20: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.

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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)

  • 325
    The First Council of Nicea – the first Ecumenical Council of the Christian Church is held.
  • 1631
    The city of Magdeburg in Germany is seized by forces of the Holy Roman Empire and most of its inhabitants massacred, in one of the bloodiest incidents of the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1813
    Napoleon 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.
  • 1840
    York Minster is badly damaged by fire
  • 1916
    The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting (Boy with Baby Carriage).
  • 1927
    At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, on the world’s first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    In a referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a 60% vote the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada.
  • 1983
    First publications of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier.
  • 2002
    The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself is the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).

Who were born on May 20?

  • 1315
    Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)
  • 1772
    Sir William Congreve, English inventor (d. 1828)
  • 1860
    Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1941
    Goh Chok Tong, Singaporean Senior Minister
  • 1947
    Greg Dyke, British broadcast executive
  • 1947
    John Corapi, American Catholic prelate
  • 1957
    Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan
  • 1965
    Stu Grimson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Tiger Tyson, American pornographic actor
  • 1983
    Roger Huerta, American mixed martial artist

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