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Thursday May 23, 2019

May 23: Day of the Week

May 23, 2019 is the 143rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1430
    Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne.
  • 1706
    Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeats a French army under Marshal Villeroi.
  • 1915
    World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.
  • 1945
    World War II: Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, commits suicide while in Allied custody.
  • 1949
    The Federal Republic of Germany is established and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany is proclaimed.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Jordan Mack was born.
  • 2004
    Part of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others.
  • 2006
    Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts.

Who were born on May 23?

  • 1100
    Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)
  • 1606
    Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish polymath (d. 1682)
  • 1729
    Giuseppe Parini, Italian writer (d. 1799)
  • 1911
    Paul Mayer, German Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 2010)
  • 1934
    Robert Moog, American inventor (d. 2005)
  • 1936
    Charles Kimbrough, American actor
  • 1958
    François Feldman, French singer
  • 1959
    Bob Mortimer, English comedian
  • 1966
    Graeme Hick, English cricketer
  • 1984
    Adam Wylie, American actor

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