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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.

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

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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)

  • 1349
    Dušan’s Code, the constitution of the Serbian Empire, is enacted by Dušan the Mighty.
  • 1554
    A royal Charter is granted to Derby School as a grammar school for boys in Derby, England, by Queen Mary I.
  • 1674
    The nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
  • 1863
    Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • 1894
    The Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, who later knights its designer Sir Edward Leader Williams.
  • 1911
    Mexican President Porfirio Díaz and the revolutionary Francisco Madero sign the Treaty of Ciudad Juárez to put an end to the fighting between the forces of both men, and thus concluding the initial phase of the Mexican Revolution.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    The Democratic Republic of Yemen unsuccessful attempts to secede from Republic of Yemen; a war breaks out.

Who were born on May 21?

  • 1653
    Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria (d. 1697)
  • 1904
    Fats Waller, American pianist (d. 1943)
  • 1912
    John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (d. 1986)
  • 1916
    Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)
  • 1923
    Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)
  • 1933
    Yevgeni Minaev, Soviet weightlifter (d. 1993)
  • 1939
    Heinz Holliger, Swiss oboist, composer and conductor
  • 1943
    Hilton Valentine, British guitarist (The Animals)
  • 1957
    Judge Reinhold, American actor
  • 1981
    Edson Buddle, American footballer

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