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Monday May 31, 2021

May 31: Day of the Week

May 31, 2021 is the 151st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 214 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1279 BC
    Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
  • 1775
    American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolutions are allegedly adopted in the Province of North Carolina.
  • 1790
    The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an “integral part of the Republic of China”, whose “sovereignty” therein the Soviet Union promises to respect.
  • 1970
    The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru; more than 47,000 people are killed.
  • 1971
    In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.
  • 1973
    The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
  • 1977
    The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System completed.
  • 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?

  • 1162
    Genghis Khan, Khagan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1227)
  • 1892
    Erich Neumann, German Nazi politician (d. 1951)
  • 1898
    Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, American clergyman (d. 1993)
  • 1932
    Jay Miner, American microchip designer (d. 1994)
  • 1945
    Bernard Goldberg‎, American journalist
  • 1948
    Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress and broadcaster
  • 1960
    Chris Elliott, American comedian
  • 1963
    Wesley Willis, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1977
    Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-born Greek volleyball player
  • 1984
    Nate Robinson, American basketball player

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