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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.
  • 1674
    The nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
  • 1851
    Slavery is abolished in Colombia, South America.
  • 1864
    Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated the Circassian Day of Mourning.
  • 1871
    French troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting. By the close of “Bloody Week” some 20,000 communards have been killed and 38,000 arrested.
  • 1871
    Opening of the first rack railway in Europe, the Rigi-Bahnen on Mount Rigi.
  • 1881
    The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C.
  • 1924
    University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a “thrill killing”.
  • 1981
    The Italian government releases the membership list of Propaganda Due, an illegal pseudo-Masonic lodge that was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries.
  • 2005
    The tallest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka opens at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Who were born on May 21?

  • 1755
    Alfred Moore, American judge (d. 1810)
  • 1827
    William P. Sprague, American politician (d. 1899)
  • 1941
    Martin Carthy, English folk singer and guitarist
  • 1944
    Mary Robinson, President of Ireland
  • 1959
    Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director
  • 1968
    Matthias Ungemach, German rower
  • 1970
    Dorsey Levens, American football player
  • 1972
    Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • 1983
    Veloso, Brazilian footballer
  • 1984
    Lorena Ayala, Dutch/Spanish model

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