May 31: Day of the Week
May 31, 2021 was the 151st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 214 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
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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.
- 1790The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.
- 1909The National Negro Committee, forerunner to the NAACP, convenes for the first time.
- 1941Anglo-Iraqi War: The United Kingdom completes the re-occupation of Iraq and returns 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.
- 1942World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.
- 1961In Moscow City Court, the Rokotov–Faibishenko show trial begins, despite the Khrushchev Thaw to reverse Stalinist elements in Soviet society.
- 1981Burning of Jaffna library, Sri Lanka, It is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century.
- 19851985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
- 1991Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations’ UNAVEM II mission.
- 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?
- 1883Lauri Kristian Relander, Finnish politician (d. 1942)
- 1885Alois Hudal, Austrian Roman Catholic bishop (d. 1963)
- 1909Aurore Gagnon, French Canadian child abuse victim (d. 1920)
- 1921Alida Valli, Italian actress (d. 2006)
- 1923Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (d. 2005)
- 1935Jim Bolger, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand
- 1961Justin Madden, Australian politician and footballer
- 1977Joel Ross, British disc jockey
- 1980Craig Bolton, Australian rules footballer
- 1989Marco Reus, German footballer
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