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Friday May 21, 2021

May 21: Day of the Week

May 21, 2021 was the 141st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 224 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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)

  • 293
    Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Galerius as Caesar to Diocletian, beginning the period of four rulers known as the Tetrarchy.
  • 878
    Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.
  • 1502
    The island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese explorer João da Nova.
  • 1725
    The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by Empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
  • 1856
    Lawrence, Kansas is captured and burned by pro-slavery forces.
  • 1871
    Opening of the first rack railway in Europe, the Rigi-Bahnen on Mount Rigi.
  • 1879
    War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru) battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.
  • 1894
    The Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, who later knights its designer Sir Edward Leader Williams.
  • 1979
    White Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.
  • 1981
    Irish Republican hunger strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara die on hunger strike in Maze prison.

Who were born on May 21?

  • 1843
    Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician (d. 1914)
  • 1901
    Manfred Aschner, German-born Israeli microbiologist (d. 1989)
  • 1904
    Fats Waller, American pianist (d. 1943)
  • 1947
    Bill Champlin, American singer
  • 1952
    Mr. T, American actor
  • 1973
    Stewart Cink, American golfer
  • 1974
    Havoc, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
  • 1981
    Craig Anderson, American ice hockey player
  • 1992
    Hutch Dano, American actor
  • 1992
    Olivia Olson, American singer and actress

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