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Sunday May 23, 2021

May 23: Day of the Week

May 23, 2021 is the 143rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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

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)

  • 1498
    Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI.
  • 1568
    Dutch 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.
  • 1609
    Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.
  • 1873
    The Canadian Parliament establishes the North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • 1934
    The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the “Battle of Toledo”, a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
  • 1948
    Thomas C. Wasson, US Consul-General assassinated in Jerusalem.
  • 1951
    Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People’s Republic of China.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 23?

  • 1052
    King Philip I of France (d. 1108)
  • 1707
    Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (d. 1778)
  • 1883
    Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (d. 1939)
  • 1908
    Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (d. 1934)
  • 1913
    Ruth Fernández, Puerto Rican singer
  • 1942
    Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
  • 1963
    Wally Dallenbach Jr., American race car driver and announcer
  • 1973
    Jacopo Gianninoto, Italian musician
  • 1984
    Sam Milby, Filipino-American actor and commercial model
  • 1985
    Wim Stroetinga, Dutch racing cyclist

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