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Thursday May 21, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 878
    Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.
  • 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.
  • 1809
    The first day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling between the Austrian army led by Archduke Charles and the French army led by Napoleon I of France sees the French attack across the Danube held.
  • 1863
    Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • 1871
    Opening of the first rack railway in Europe, the Rigi-Bahnen on Mount Rigi.
  • 1894
    The Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, who later knights its designer Sir Edward Leader Williams.
  • 1966
    The Ulster Volunteer Force declares war on the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland.
  • 1996
    The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
  • 1998
    In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.

Who were born on May 21?

  • 1863
    Archduke Eugen of Austria, Austrian field marshal (d. 1954)
  • 1921
    Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist (d. 1989)
  • 1930
    Malcolm Fraser, Australian politician
  • 1943
    Hilton Valentine, British guitarist (The Animals)
  • 1947
    Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor
  • 1957
    James Bailey, American basketball player
  • 1960
    Vladimir Salnikov, Russian swimmer
  • 1963
    Richard Appel, American writer
  • 1980
    Chris Raab, American television personality
  • 1994
    Tom Daley, English diver and Olympian

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