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Friday May 24, 2019

May 24: Day of the Week

May 24, 2019 is the 144th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1487
    The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII’s reign.
  • 1595
    Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
  • 1948
    Arab–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.
  • 1960
    Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
  • 1961
    American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for “disturbing the peace” after disembarking from their bus.
  • 1967
    Egypt imposes a blockade and siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel.
  • 1970
    The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.
  • 1976
    The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins.
  • 1989
    Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, is awarded £600,000 in damages (later reduced to £60,000 on appeal) after winning a libel action against Private Eye.
  • 2000
    Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.

Who were born on May 24?

  • 1544
    William Gilbert, English natural philosopher (d. 1603)
  • 1868
    Charlie Taylor, American mechanic, associate with the Wright brothers (d. 1956)
  • 1905
    Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1933
    Aharon Lichtenstein, French-born American Orthodox Jewish rabbi and rosh yeshiva
  • 1936
    Harold Budd, American composer and poet
  • 1949
    Tomaž Pisanski, Slovenian mathematician
  • 1963
    Rich Rodriguez, American football coach
  • 1973
    Dermot O'Leary, English television presenter
  • 1976
    Catherine Cox, Australian netballer
  • 1988
    Artem Anisimov, Russian hockey player

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