May 21: Day of the Week
May 21, 2019 is the 141st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 878Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.
- 879Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state.
- 1879War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru) battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.
- 1881The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C.
- 1939The Canadian National War Memorial is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.
- 1969Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, known as Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.
- 1972Michelangelo’s Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, the mentally disturbed Hungarian geologist Laszlo Toth.
- 1981Irish Republican hunger strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara die on hunger strike in Maze prison.
- 1996The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
- 1998In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.
Who were born on May 21?
- 1958Jefery Levy, American television director
- 1969Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress
- 1972Alesha Oreskovich, American model
- 1972The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (d. 1997)
- 1973Noel Fielding, British comedian
- 1976Aditi Gowitrikar, Indian model, actress and physician
- 1976Deron Miller, American singer, guitarist and songwriter (CKY)
- 1977Quinton Fortune, South African footballer
- 1982Brian Klemm, American guitarist and vocalist (Suburban Legends)
- 1994Tom Daley, English diver and Olympian
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