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Monday May 24, 2021

May 24: Day of the Week

May 24, 2021 is the 144th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 1595
    Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
  • 1798
    The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
  • 1822
    Battle of Pichincha: Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
  • 1883
    The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
  • 1956
    The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland
  • 1961
    American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for “disturbing the peace” after disembarking from their bus.
  • 1970
    The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.
  • 1973
    Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
  • 1982
    Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran–Iraq War.
  • 2000
    Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.

Who were born on May 24?

  • 15 BC
    Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commander (d. 19)
  • 1671
    Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)
  • 1900
    Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1905
    Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1945
    Priscilla Presley, American actress
  • 1976
    Alessandro Cortini, Italian multi-instrumentalist (Nine Inch Nails)
  • 1977
    Kym Valentine, Australian actress
  • 1984
    Ryan Wieber, American visual effects compositor and amateur filmmaker
  • 1987
    Guillaume Latendresse, Canadian hockey player
  • 1991
    Erika Umeda, Japanese singer

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