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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 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)

  • 1497
    John Cabot sets sail from Bristol, England, on his ship Ship looking for a route to the west (other documents give a May 2 date).
  • 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.
  • 1873
    Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
  • 1875
    Signing of the Metre Convention by 17 nations leading to the establishment of the International System of Units.
  • 1883
    Krakatoa begins to erupt. The volcano’s final and most notable explosion occurs on August 26.
  • 1940
    Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz.
  • 1969
    The Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam ends.
  • 1985
    Radio Martí, part of the Voice of America service, begins broadcasting to Cuba.
  • 1989
    The Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre.
  • 1990
    The first post-Communist presidential and parliamentary elections are held in Romania.

Who were born on May 20?

  • 1706
    Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777)
  • 1737
    William Petty Fitzmaurice, British statesman (d. 1805)
  • 1851
    Emile Berliner, German-born recording pioneer (d. 1929)
  • 1908
    James Stewart, American actor (d. 1997)
  • 1944
    Boudewijn de Groot, Dutch singer
  • 1951
    Mike Crapo, American politician
  • 1952
    Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1967
    Ramzi Yousef, Kuwaiti-born Pakistani terrorist
  • 1973
    Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress
  • 1979
    Jayson Werth, American baseball player

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