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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1859The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.
- 1866In 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.
- 1911The hull of the ocean liner RMS Titanic is launched.
- 1921Tulsa 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.
- 1924The 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.
- 1927The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
- 1962Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.
- 1970The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru; more than 47,000 people are killed.
- 2009Anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder shoots and kills physician George Tiller during church services in Wichita, Kansas.
Who were born on May 31?
- 1860Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942)
- 1882Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (d. 1956)
- 1901Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
- 1922Denholm Elliott, English actor (d. 1992)
- 1931John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1940Gilbert Shelton, American underground comics illustrator
- 1948John Bonham, British musician (Led Zeppelin) (d. 1980)
- 1960Greg Adams, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1961Ray Cote, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1972Frode Estil, Norwegian cross-country skier
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