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Friday May 24, 2019

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 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.
  • 1621
    The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
  • 1830
    Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.
  • 1844
    Samuel Morse sends the message “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quotation, Numbers 23:23) from the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the United States Capitol to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore, Maryland to inaugurate the first telegraph line.
  • 1856
    John Brown and his men kill five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas.
  • 1941
    World 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.
  • 1960
    Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
  • 1991
    Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia.

Who were born on May 24?

  • 15 BC
    Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commander (d. 19)
  • 1671
    Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)
  • 1886
    Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)
  • 1899
    Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi National poet. (d. 1976)
  • 1901
    José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1968)
  • 1916
    Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat (d. 2002)
  • 1937
    Roger Peterson, pilot who flew the plane on The Day the Music Died (d. 1959)
  • 1964
    Adrian Moorhouse, British swimmer
  • 1965
    Jens Becker, German bassist (Grave Digger)
  • 1973
    Dermot O'Leary, English television presenter

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