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 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.
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)
- 1669Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.
- 1790Alferez Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
- 1805French and Spanish forces begin the assault against British forces occupying Diamond Rock
- 1859The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.
- 1864American Civil War Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor – The Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee engages the Army of the Potomac under Ulysses S. Grant & George G. Meade.
- 1909The National Negro Committee, forerunner to the NAACP, convenes for the first time.
- 1927The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
- 1962The West Indies Federation dissolves.
- 1970The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru; more than 47,000 people are killed.
- 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?
- 1641Dositheos, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem (d. 1707)
- 1656Marin Marais, French composer (d. 1728)
- 1894Fred Allen, American comedian (d. 1956)
- 1949Tom Berenger, American actor
- 1960Greg Adams, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1968John Connolly, Irish author
- 1974Chad Campbell, American golfer
- 1977Joachim Olsen, Danish athlete
- 1984Jason Smith, Australian actor
- 1985Ian Vougioukas, Greek basketball player
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