May 31: Day of the Week
May 31, 2019 was the 151st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 214 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.
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 31 Historical Event(s)
- 1223Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River – Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans.
- 1578King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris.
- 1578Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool’s gold, used to pave streets in London.
- 1911President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz flees the country during the Mexican Revolution.
- 1916World War I: Battle of Jutland – The British Grand Fleet under the command of Sir John Jellicoe & Sir David Beatty engage the Kaiserliche Marine under the command of Reinhard Scheer & Franz von Hipper in the largest naval battle of the war, which proves indecisive.
- 1921Tulsa Race Riot: A civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, the official death toll is 39, but recent investigations suggest the actual toll may be much higher.
- 1977The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System completed.
- 19851985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
- 1991Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations’ UNAVEM II mission.
- 2010In international waters, armed Shayetet 13 commandos, intending to force the flotilla to anchor at the Ashdod port, boarded ships trying to break the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip, resulting in 9 civilian deaths when teams of IHH activists on the MV Mavi Marmara attacked them with knives and metal rods and abducted one of the soldiers.
Who were born on May 31?
- 1883Lauri Kristian Relander, Finnish politician (d. 1942)
- 1887Saint-John Perse, French diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
- 1916Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (d. 1997)
- 1945Bernard Goldberg, American journalist
- 1954Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (d. 2000)
- 1955Susie Essman, American actress
- 1963Wesley Willis, American musician (d. 2003)
- 1977Joachim Olsen, Danish athlete
- 1981Tasha Reid, Korean rapper
- 1983David Hernandez, American singer
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