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Tuesday May 21, 2019

May 21: Day of the Week

May 21, 2019 is the 141st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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.
  • 879
    Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state.
  • 1349
    Dušan’s Code, the constitution of the Serbian Empire, is enacted by Dušan the Mighty.
  • 1917
    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is established through Royal Charter to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military forces.
  • 1934
    Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.
  • 1939
    The Canadian National War Memorial is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.
  • 1946
    Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 1966
    The Ulster Volunteer Force declares war on the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland.
  • 1981
    The Italian government releases the membership list of Propaganda Due, an illegal pseudo-Masonic lodge that was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries.
  • 1996
    The MV Bukoba sinks in Tanzanian waters on Lake Victoria, killing nearly 1,000.

Who were born on May 21?

  • 1653
    Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria (d. 1697)
  • 1835
    František Chvostek, Moravian physician (d. 1884)
  • 1913
    Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)
  • 1921
    Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist (d. 1989)
  • 1930
    Malcolm Fraser, Australian politician
  • 1934
    Bengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1957
    Nadine Dorries, British Conservative politician
  • 1981
    Craig Anderson, American ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Isa Guha, English cricketer
  • 1994
    Tom Daley, English diver and Olympian

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