May 31: Day of the Week
May 31, 2020 is the 152nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 214 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1279 BCRameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
- 1678The Godiva procession through Coventry begins.
- 1862American Civil War Peninsula Campaign: Battle of Seven Pines or (Battle of Fair Oaks) – Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston & G. W. Smith engage Union forces under George B. McClellan outside Richmond, Virginia.
- 1889Johnstown Flood: Over 2,200 people die after a dam break sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
- 1911The hull of the ocean liner RMS Titanic is launched.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1902Billy Mayerl, English pianist and composer (d. 1959)
- 1921Alida Valli, Italian actress (d. 2006)
- 1941Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1949Tom Berenger, American actor
- 1955Susie Essman, American actress
- 1963Wesley Willis, American musician (d. 2003)
- 1966Jeremy Hotz, Canadian stand-up comedian
- 1976Colin Farrell, Irish actor
- 1984Jason Smith, Australian actor
- 1986Waka Flocka Flame, American rapper
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