May 24: Day of the Week
May 24, 2019 was the 144th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1487The 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.
- 1830The first revenue trains in the United States begin service on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad between Baltimore, Maryland and Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland.
- 1883The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
- 1935The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field.
- 1960Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
- 1967Egypt imposes a blockade and siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel.
- 1970The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.
- 1992The last Thai dictator, General Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigns following pro-democracy protests.
- 1994Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
- 2000Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
Who were born on May 24?
- 1899Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi National poet. (d. 1976)
- 1914Lilli Palmer, German-born actress (d. 1986)
- 1916Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat (d. 2002)
- 1962Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican boxer
- 1965Jens Becker, German bassist (Grave Digger)
- 1967Dana Ashbrook, American actor
- 1979Kareem McKenzie, American football player
- 1982DaMarcus Beasley, American footballer
- 1994Cayden Boyd, American actor
- 1995Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein
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