May 31: Day of the Week
May 31, 2019 is the 151st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 214 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 526A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000.
- 1223Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River – Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans.
- 1578King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris.
- 1854The civil death procedure is abolished in France.
- 1859The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.
- 1911The hull of the ocean liner RMS Titanic is launched.
- 1961In Moscow City Court, the Rokotov–Faibishenko show trial begins, despite the Khrushchev Thaw to reverse Stalinist elements in Soviet society.
- 1962Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.
- 2005Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was Deep Throat.
- 2009Anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder shoots and kills physician George Tiller during church services in Wichita, Kansas.
Who were born on May 31?
- 1852Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (d. 1919)
- 1921Alida Valli, Italian actress (d. 2006)
- 1938Peter Yarrow, American folk singer (Peter, Paul and Mary)
- 1947Junior Campbell, British musician and songwriter (The Marmalade)
- 1957Jim Craig, American hockey player
- 1963Hugh Dillon, Canadian musician and actor
- 1977Eric Christian Olsen, American actor
- 1981Tasha Reid, Korean rapper
- 1983Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
- 1984Nate Robinson, American basketball player
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