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Thursday May 23, 2019

May 23: Day of the Week

May 23, 2019 is the 143rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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

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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)

  • 1430
    Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne.
  • 1609
    Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.
  • 1701
    After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London.
  • 1706
    Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeats a French army under Marshal Villeroi.
  • 1900
    American 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.
  • 1911
    The New York Public Library is dedicated.
  • 1958
    Explorer 1 ceases transmission.
  • 1967
    Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran and blockades the port of Eilat at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping.
  • 2002
    The “55 parties” clause of the Kyoto protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland.
  • 2004
    Part of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others.

Who were born on May 23?

  • 1820
    James Buchanan Eads, American engineer and inventor (d. 1887)
  • 1923
    Walter Wolfrum, German fighter pilot (d. 2010)
  • 1938
    Peter Preston, English journalist and author
  • 1951
    Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player
  • 1961
    Karen Duffy, American actress
  • 1965
    Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Spanish footballer
  • 1966
    Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, Dutch TV host and producer
  • 1975
    Kim Sung-soo, South Korean actor
  • 1983
    Alex Shelley, American professional wrestler
  • 1984
    Sam Milby, Filipino-American actor and commercial model

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