May 24: Day of the Week
May 24, 2020 is the 145th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1798The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
- 1930Amy Johnson lands in Darwin, Northern Territory, becoming the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia (she left on May 5 for the 11,000 mile flight).
- 1941World War II: In the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sinks the then pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen.
- 1948Arab–Israeli War: Egypt captures the Israeli kibbutz of Yad Mordechai, but the five-day effort gives Israeli forces time to prepare enough to stop the Egyptian advance a week later.
- 1962Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
- 1968FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City.
- 1976The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins.
- 1981Ecuadorian 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.
- 1991Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
- 2002Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
Who were born on May 24?
- 1522John Jewel, English Bishop of Salisbury (d. 1571)
- 1941Bob Dylan, American singer and songwriter
- 1944Patti LaBelle, American R&B singer, songwriter and actress
- 1953Nell Campbell, American actress and singer
- 1956Richard B. Bernstein, American constitutional and legal historian
- 1964Pat Verbeek, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1966Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
- 1972Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer
- 1985Tim Bridgman, British racing driver
- 1988Artem Anisimov, Russian hockey player
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