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Monday May 24, 2021

May 24: Day of the Week

May 24, 2021 was the 144th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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)

  • 1218
    The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
  • 1276
    Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.
  • 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.
  • 1626
    Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
  • 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.
  • 1822
    Battle of Pichincha: Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
  • 1832
    The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
  • 1961
    Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
  • 1973
    Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 24?

  • 1794
    William Whewell, English scientist and philosopher (d. 1866)
  • 1863
    George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (d. 1938)
  • 1911
    Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • 1935
    Joan Micklin Silver, American director
  • 1962
    Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1963
    Joe Dumars, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1967
    Dana Ashbrook, American actor
  • 1974
    Sébastien Foucan, French actor and free-runner
  • 1974
    Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian

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