May 31: Day of the Week
May 31, 2020 was the 152nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 214 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1678The Godiva procession through Coventry begins.
- 1775American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolutions are allegedly adopted in the Province of North Carolina.
- 1790French Revolution: the Revolutionary Tribunal is suppressed.
- 1805French and Spanish forces begin the assault against British forces occupying Diamond Rock
- 1902Second Boer War: The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the war and ensures British control of South Africa.
- 1941A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, Ireland, claims 38 lives.
- 1961The Union of South Africa becomes the Republic of South Africa.
- 1962The West Indies Federation dissolves.
- 1977The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System completed.
- 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?
- 1443Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
- 1894Fred Allen, American comedian (d. 1956)
- 1916Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (d. 1997)
- 1921Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer (d. 2008)
- 1938John Prescott, English politician
- 1955Susie Essman, American actress
- 1966Nick Scotti, American actor and singer
- 1969Mindi Abair, American smooth jazz saxophonist
- 1972Karl Geary, Irish actor
- 1974Chad Campbell, American golfer
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