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Friday May 31, 2019

May 31: Day of the Week

May 31, 2019 is the 151st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 214 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1790
    Alferez Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
  • 1805
    French and Spanish forces begin the assault against British forces occupying Diamond Rock
  • 1854
    The civil death procedure is abolished in France.
  • 1859
    The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.
  • 1866
    In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O'Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the United Kingdom. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, at a cost of 9 dead and 38 wounded to the Fenian’s 19 dead and about 17 wounded.
  • 1929
    The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, “The Karnival Kid”, is released.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 31?

  • 1469
    Manuel I of Portugal (d. 1521)
  • 1863
    Francis Younghusband, British explorer (d. 1942)
  • 1916
    Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (d. 1997)
  • 1919
    Robie Macauley, American novelist and literary critic (d. 1995)
  • 1938
    Johnny Paycheck, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1948
    John Bonham, British musician (Led Zeppelin) (d. 1980)
  • 1963
    Hugh Dillon, Canadian musician and actor
  • 1967
    Kenny Lofton, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
  • 1984
    Nate Robinson, American basketball player

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