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)
- 1578King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris.
- 1775American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolutions are allegedly adopted in the Province of North Carolina.
- 1813In Australia, Lawson, Blaxland and Wentworth, reached Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains.
- 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.
- 1884Arrival at Plymouth of Tawhiao, King of Maoris, to claim protection of Queen Victoria
- 1910Creation of the Union of South Africa.
- 1929The first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse, “The Karnival Kid”, is released.
- 1935A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.
- 1962The West Indies Federation dissolves.
- 1971In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.
Who were born on May 31?
- 1732Count Hieronymus von Colloredo, Austrian Roman Catholic Archbishop (d. 1812)
- 1909Aurore Gagnon, French Canadian child abuse victim (d. 1920)
- 1954Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
- 1954Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (d. 2000)
- 1955Susie Essman, American actress
- 1959Andrea de Cesaris, Italian racing driver
- 1973Dominique Van Roost, Belgian tennis player
- 1977Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer
- 1977Petr Tenkrát, Czech ice hockey player
- 1982Jonathan Tucker, American actor
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