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Thursday May 21, 2020

May 21: Day of the Week

May 21, 2020 was the 142nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 224 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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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.
  • 1863
    Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    The Great Atlanta fire of 1917.
  • 1932
    Bad 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.
  • 1939
    The Canadian National War Memorial is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.
  • 1972
    Michelangelo’s Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, the mentally disturbed Hungarian geologist Laszlo Toth.
  • 1998
    In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.
  • 2006
    The Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Montenegrin people choose independence with a majority of 55%.

Who were born on May 21?

  • 1902
    Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
  • 1947
    Bill Champlin, American singer
  • 1958
    Jefery Levy, American television director
  • 1964
    Carolyn Lawrence, American actress
  • 1969
    Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer
  • 1972
    Alesha Oreskovich, American model
  • 1977
    Michael Fuß, German footballer
  • 1979
    Damián Ariel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1985
    Marco Carta, Italian singer
  • 1985
    Mutya Buena, English singer (Sugababes)

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