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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)

  • 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.
  • 1904
    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.
  • 1924
    University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a “thrill killing”.
  • 1936
    Sada 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.
  • 1946
    Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 1972
    Michelangelo’s Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, the mentally disturbed Hungarian geologist Laszlo Toth.
  • 1979
    White Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: British amphibious assault during Operation Sutton lead to the Battle of San Carlos.
  • 1991
    Mengistu 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?

  • 1653
    Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria (d. 1697)
  • 1843
    Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician (d. 1914)
  • 1851
    Léon Bourgeois, French statesman, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1925)
  • 1853
    Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
  • 1856
    José Batlle y Ordóñez, Uruguayan politician (d. 1929)
  • 1912
    Akiva Vroman, Dutch-born Israeli geologist (d. 1989)
  • 1941
    Ronald Isley, American singer (The Isley Brothers)
  • 1957
    Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts announcer
  • 1969
    Georgiy R. Gongadze, Ukrainian/Georgian journalist
  • 1985
    Isa Guha, English cricketer

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