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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.

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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.
  • 1805
    Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Cathedral of Milan.
  • 1813
    South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador (“The Liberator”).
  • 1844
    Declaration of the Báb: a merchant of Shiraz announces that he is a Prophet and founds a religious movement that would later be brutally crushed by the Persian government. He is considered to be a forerunner of the Bahá'í Faith, and Bahá'ís celebrate the day as a holy day.
  • 1911
    The New York Public Library is dedicated.
  • 1915
    World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Jordan Mack was born.
  • 1995
    Oklahoma City bombing: In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the remains of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building are imploded.
  • 1995
    The first version of the Java programming language is released.

Who were born on May 23?

  • 1794
    Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer and piano virtuoso (d. 1870)
  • 1883
    Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (d. 1939)
  • 1893
    Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)
  • 1910
    Artie Shaw, American clarinetist and bandleader (d. 2004)
  • 1921
    James Blish, American author (d. 1975)
  • 1934
    Robert Moog, American inventor (d. 2005)
  • 1944
    John Newcombe, Australian tennis player
  • 1964
    Ruth Metzler-Arnold, Swiss politician
  • 1965
    Charlie Hayes, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Phil Selway, English drummer (Radiohead)

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