May 21: Day of the Week
May 21, 2021 is the 141st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1758Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
- 1864Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated the Circassian Day of Mourning.
- 1894The Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, who later knights its designer Sir Edward Leader Williams.
- 1917The Great Atlanta fire of 1917.
- 1927Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
- 1932Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
- 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.
- 1951The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition – a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively known as the New York School.
- 1969Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, known as Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.
- 1996The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
Who were born on May 21?
- 1688Alexander Pope, English poet (d. 1744)
- 1844Henri Rousseau, French artist (d. 1910)
- 1898Armand Hammer, American businessman and physician (d. 1990)
- 1923Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)
- 1933Maurice André, French trumpeter
- 1941Bobby Cox, American baseball manager and former player
- 1947Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor
- 1969Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer
- 1985Marie McCray, American adult actress
- 1991Sarah Ramos, American actress
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