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Monday May 24, 2021

May 24: Day of the Week

May 24, 2021 is the 144th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1626
    Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
  • 1960
    Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
  • 1988
    Section 28 of the United Kingdom’s Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.

Who were born on May 24?

  • 1870
    Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1950)
  • 1891
    William F. Albright, American archeologist and Biblical scholar (d. 1971)
  • 1914
    Lilli Palmer, German-born actress (d. 1986)
  • 1934
    Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
  • 1942
    Ichirō Ozawa, Japanese politician
  • 1960
    Doug Jones, American actor
  • 1965
    Jens Becker, German bassist (Grave Digger)
  • 1977
    Kym Valentine, Australian actress
  • 1986
    Jordan Metcalfe, English actor
  • 1986
    Mark Ballas, American professional dancer

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