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Sunday May 24, 2020

May 24: Day of the Week

May 24, 2020 was the 145th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 1689
    The English Parliament passes the Act of Toleration protecting Protestants. Roman Catholics are intentionally excluded.
  • 1822
    Battle of Pichincha: Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
  • 1895
    Henry Irving becomes the first person from the theatre to be knighted.
  • 1940
    Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
  • 1962
    Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
  • 1976
    The Judgement of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine.
  • 1981
    Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera, his wife and his presidential committee died in an aircraft accident while travelling from Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.
  • 1988
    The fourth game of the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and the Boston Bruins had to end in a tie because of a power failure. The Oilers went on to win the Stanley Cup with a 6-3 victory in game 5.
  • 1992
    The last Thai dictator, General Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigns following pro-democracy protests.
  • 2004
    Communications in North Korea: North Korea bans mobile phones.

Who were born on May 24?

  • 1616
    John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)
  • 1671
    Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)
  • 1903
    Milo Burcham, American aviator (d. 1944)
  • 1905
    Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1923
    Siobhán McKenna, Irish actress (d. 1986)
  • 1942
    Ichirō Ozawa, Japanese politician
  • 1967
    Steve McDonald, American bassist (Redd Kross)
  • 1973
    Bartolo Colón, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979
    Tracy McGrady, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer

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