May 24: Day of the Week
May 24, 2020 was the 145th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1738John 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.
- 1832The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
- 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.
- 1956Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha’s Parinibbāna.
- 1961American civil rights movement: Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for “disturbing the peace” after disembarking from their bus.
- 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.
- 1991Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
- 1994Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
- 2001Mountain 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?
- 1686Gabriel Fahrenheit, German inventor and thermometer maker (d. 1736)
- 1925Mai Zetterling, Swedish-born entertainer (d. 1994)
- 1940Joseph Brodsky, Russian-born poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
- 1942Ichirō Ozawa, Japanese politician
- 1967Bruno Putzulu, French actor
- 1971Kris Draper, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings)
- 1974Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian
- 1975Maria Lawson, British singer
- 1978Johan Holmqvist, Swedish hockey player
- 1985Tim Bridgman, British racing driver
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