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Tuesday May 21, 2019

May 21: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 293
    Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Galerius as Caesar to Diocletian, beginning the period of four rulers known as the Tetrarchy.
  • 1871
    Opening of the first rack railway in Europe, the Rigi-Bahnen on Mount Rigi.
  • 1904
    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    Sada 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.
  • 1946
    Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 1991
    Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras.
  • 1994
    The Democratic Republic of Yemen unsuccessful attempts to secede from Republic of Yemen; a war breaks out.
  • 1996
    The MV Bukoba sinks in Tanzanian waters on Lake Victoria, killing nearly 1,000.
  • 2001
    French Taubira law officially recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.

Who were born on May 21?

  • 1878
    Glenn Curtiss, American aviation engineer (d. 1930)
  • 1902
    Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
  • 1960
    Jeffrey Toobin, American writer and political analyst
  • 1960
    Mohanlal, Indian actor
  • 1967
    Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1968
    Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (d. 1985)
  • 1985
    Alexander Dale Oen, Norwegian swimmer
  • 1988
    Jonathan Howson, English footballer
  • 1991
    Sarah Ramos, American actress
  • 1994
    Tom Daley, English diver and Olympian

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