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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.
  • 1568
    The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.
  • 1788
    South Carolina ratifies the Constitution as the 8th American state.
  • 1813
    South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador (“The Liberator”).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.

Who were born on May 23?

  • 1052
    King Philip I of France (d. 1108)
  • 1890
    Herbert Marshall, English actor (d. 1966)
  • 1908
    Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (d. 1934)
  • 1910
    Scatman Crothers, American actor and musician (d. 1986)
  • 1934
    Robert Moog, American inventor (d. 2005)
  • 1943
    Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (d. 2005)
  • 1946
    H. Paul Shuch, American SETI scientist
  • 1970
    Bryan Herta, American race car driver
  • 1972
    Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1981
    Gwenno Saunders, Welsh dancer and singer (The Pipettes)

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