May 23: Day of the Week
May 23, 2020 was the 144th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 222 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini 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 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1498Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI.
- 1568Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau, brother of William I of Orange, defeat Jean de Ligne, Duke of Aremberg and his loyalist troops in the Battle of Heiligerlee, opening the Eighty Years’ War.
- 1706Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeats a French army under Marshal Villeroi.
- 1900American Civil War: Sergeant William Harvey Carney becomes the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism in the Assault on the Battery Wagner in 1863.
- 1934American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed by police and killed in Black Lake, Louisiana.
- 1945World War II: The Flensburg government under Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz is dissolved when its members are captured and arrested by British forces at Flensburg in Northern Germany.
- 1948Thomas C. Wasson, US Consul-General assassinated in Jerusalem.
- 1951Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People’s Republic of China.
- 1958Explorer 1 ceases transmission.
- 2004Part of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others.
Who were born on May 23?
- 1729Giuseppe Parini, Italian writer (d. 1799)
- 1887Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1963)
- 1928Jeannie Carson, English actress and comedian
- 1928Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
- 1939Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
- 1948Reggie Cleveland, Canadian baseball player
- 1956Buck Showalter, American baseball player and manager
- 1956Mark Shaw, New Zealand rugby footballer
- 1966Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1991Lena Meyer-Landrut, German singer-songwriter
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