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Thursday May 31, 2018

May 31: Day of the Week

May 31, 2018 was the 151st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 214 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1884
    Arrival at Plymouth of Tawhiao, King of Maoris, to claim protection of Queen Victoria
  • 1889
    Johnstown 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.
  • 1921
    Tulsa 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.
  • 1961
    The Union of South Africa becomes the Republic of South Africa.
  • 1962
    The West Indies Federation dissolves.
  • 1970
    The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru; more than 47,000 people are killed.
  • 1973
    The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
  • 1991
    Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations’ UNAVEM II mission.
  • 2005
    Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was Deep Throat.

Who were born on May 31?

  • 1863
    Francis Younghusband, British explorer (d. 1942)
  • 1916
    Bert Haanstra, Dutch filmmaker (d. 1997)
  • 1945
    Bernard Goldberg‎, American journalist
  • 1954
    Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (d. 2000)
  • 1956
    Fritz Hilpert, German musician and sound engineer (Kraftwerk)
  • 1965
    Brooke Shields, American actress and supermodel
  • 1972
    Frode Estil, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • 1976
    Colin Farrell, Irish actor
  • 1982
    Jonathan Tucker, American actor
  • 1983
    Reggie Yates, English television presenter

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