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Tuesday May 21, 2019

May 21: Day of the Week

May 21, 2019 was the 141st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 224 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1349
    Dušan’s Code, the constitution of the Serbian Empire, is enacted by Dušan the Mighty.
  • 1502
    The island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese explorer João da Nova.
  • 1758
    Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
  • 1894
    The Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, who later knights its designer Sir Edward Leader Williams.
  • 1927
    Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1951
    The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition – a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively known as the New York School.
  • 1981
    Irish Republican hunger strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara die on hunger strike in Maze prison.
  • 1990
    Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen agree to merge into the Republic of Yemen.
  • 1991
    Mengistu Haile Mariam, president of the People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, flees Ethiopia, effectively bringing the Ethiopian Civil War to an end.
  • 2001
    French Taubira law officially recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.

Who were born on May 21?

  • 1664
    Giulio Alberoni, Italian cardinal (d. 1754)
  • 1860
    Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist; Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
  • 1920
    Anthony Steel, British actor (d. 2001)
  • 1921
    Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist (d. 1989)
  • 1929
    Alice Drummond, American actress
  • 1939
    Heinz Holliger, Swiss oboist, composer and conductor
  • 1944
    Marcie Blane, American singer
  • 1945
    Ernst Messerschmid, German astronaut
  • 1969
    Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer
  • 1986
    Mario Mandžukić, Croatian footballer

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