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Wednesday May 20, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1775
    Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence signed in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1802
    By the Law of 20 May 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte reinstates slavery in the French colonies, revoking its abolition in the French Revolution
  • 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.
  • 1882
    The Triple Alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy is formed.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting (Boy with Baby Carriage).
  • 1956
    In Operation Redwing (shot Cherokee), the first United States airborne hydrogen bomb is dropped over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean;
  • 1965
    PIA 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.
  • 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?

  • 1737
    William Petty Fitzmaurice, British statesman (d. 1805)
  • 1889
    Karin Molander, Swedish actress (d. 1978)
  • 1913
    William Hewlett, American engineer (d. 2001)
  • 1938
    Marinella, Greek singer and actress
  • 1947
    Greg Dyke, British broadcast executive
  • 1959
    Susan Cowsill, American musician
  • 1965
    Stu Grimson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972
    Busta Rhymes, American rapper and actor
  • 1985
    Chris Froome, British cyclist
  • 1995
    Brandon Zibaka, English football player

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