May 21: Day of the Week
May 21, 2020 is the 142nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1871Opening of the first rack railway in Europe, the Rigi-Bahnen on Mount Rigi.
- 1881The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C.
- 1904The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.
- 1924University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a “thrill killing”.
- 1936Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover’s severed genitals in her hand. Her story soon becomes one of Japan’s most notorious scandals.
- 1946Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- 1972Michelangelo’s Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, the mentally disturbed Hungarian geologist Laszlo Toth.
- 1979White Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.
- 1982Falklands War: British amphibious assault during Operation Sutton lead to the Battle of San Carlos.
- 1991Mengistu Haile Mariam, president of the People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, flees Ethiopia, effectively bringing the Ethiopian Civil War to an end.
Who were born on May 21?
- 1653Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria (d. 1697)
- 1843Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician (d. 1914)
- 1851Léon Bourgeois, French statesman, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1925)
- 1853Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
- 1856José Batlle y Ordóñez, Uruguayan politician (d. 1929)
- 1912Akiva Vroman, Dutch-born Israeli geologist (d. 1989)
- 1941Ronald Isley, American singer (The Isley Brothers)
- 1957Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts announcer
- 1969Georgiy R. Gongadze, Ukrainian/Georgian journalist
- 1985Isa Guha, English cricketer
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