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Friday May 31, 2019

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.

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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 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1223
    Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River – Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans.
  • 1578
    King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris.
  • 1578
    Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool’s gold, used to pave streets in London.
  • 1911
    President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz flees the country during the Mexican Revolution.
  • 1916
    World 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.
  • 1921
    Tulsa 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.
  • 1977
    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System completed.
  • 1985
    1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
  • 1991
    Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations’ UNAVEM II mission.
  • 2010
    In 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?

  • 1883
    Lauri Kristian Relander, Finnish politician (d. 1942)
  • 1887
    Saint-John Perse, French diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1916
    Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (d. 1997)
  • 1945
    Bernard Goldberg‎, American journalist
  • 1954
    Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (d. 2000)
  • 1955
    Susie Essman, American actress
  • 1963
    Wesley Willis, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1977
    Joachim Olsen, Danish athlete
  • 1981
    Tasha Reid, Korean rapper
  • 1983
    David Hernandez, American singer

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