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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)

  • 1738
    John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day and a church service is generally held on the preceding Sunday.
  • 1960
    Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
  • 1962
    Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
  • 1968
    FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City.
  • 1970
    The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.
  • 1976
    The Judgement of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
  • 1994
    Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
  • 2001
    Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.

Who were born on May 24?

  • 1544
    William Gilbert, English natural philosopher (d. 1603)
  • 1743
    Jean-Paul Marat, French revolutionary (d. 1793)
  • 1803
    Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist (d. 1866)
  • 1855
    Arthur Wing Pinero, English playwright (d. 1934)
  • 1931
    Michael Lonsdale, French actor
  • 1949
    Tomaž Pisanski, Slovenian mathematician
  • 1955
    David Leonard, American guitarist, singer and songwriter
  • 1967
    Steve McDonald, American bassist (Redd Kross)
  • 1968
    Mo Willems, American author and screenwriter
  • 1995
    Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein

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