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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)

  • 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.
  • 1895
    Henry Irving becomes the first person from the theatre to be knighted.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
  • 1901
    Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
  • 1935
    The 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.
  • 1973
    Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
  • 1990
    A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
  • 1992
    The last Thai dictator, General Suchinda Kraprayoon, resigns following pro-democracy protests.
  • 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?

  • 1686
    Gabriel Fahrenheit, German inventor and thermometer maker (d. 1736)
  • 1870
    Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)
  • 1874
    Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1878)
  • 1887
    Edward “Mick” Mannock, Irish World War I pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1925
    Mai Zetterling, Swedish-born entertainer (d. 1994)
  • 1928
    William Trevor, Irish writer
  • 1934
    Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
  • 1943
    Gary Burghoff, American actor
  • 1985
    Giannis Kondoes, Greek footballer
  • 1988
    Artem Anisimov, Russian hockey player

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