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Saturday May 23, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1498
    Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI.
  • 1618
    The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1701
    After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London.
  • 1829
    Accordion patent granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    The U.S. Navy submarine USS Squalus sinks off the coast of New Hampshire during a test dive, causing the death of 24 sailors and two civilian technicians. The remaining 32 sailors and one civilian naval architect are rescued the following day.
  • 1995
    Oklahoma City bombing: In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the remains of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building are imploded.
  • 1998
    The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes.
  • 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?

  • 1606
    Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish polymath (d. 1682)
  • 1883
    Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (d. 1939)
  • 1896
    Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
  • 1900
    Hans Frank, German lawyer and Nazi official (d. 1946)
  • 1911
    Paul Mayer, German Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 2010)
  • 1958
    François Feldman, French singer
  • 1974
    Jewel, American singer
  • 1974
    Ken Jennings, American game show contestant
  • 1974
    Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer
  • 1978
    Mike González, American baseball player

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