May 23: Day of the Week
May 23, 2020 is the 144th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 1430Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne.
- 1788South Carolina ratifies the Constitution as the 8th American state.
- 1829Accordion patent granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna.
- 1844Declaration 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.
- 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.
- 1907The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
- 1945World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, commits suicide while in Allied custody.
- 1951Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People’s Republic of China.
- 1990Jordan Mack was born.
- 1995Oklahoma City bombing: In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the remains of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building are imploded.
Who were born on May 23?
- 1718William Hunter, Scottish anatomist (d. 1783)
- 1820Lorenzo Sawyer, American jurist (d. 1891)
- 1875Alfred P. Sloan, American automotive executive (d. 1966)
- 1918Denis Compton, English cricketer (d. 1997)
- 1943Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (d. 2005)
- 1955Luka Bloom, Irish singer/songwriter
- 1958François Feldman, French singer
- 1959Ryuta Kawashima, Japanese neuroscientist
- 1973Jacopo Gianninoto, Italian musician
- 1980Lane Garrison, American actor
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