May 31: Day of the Week
May 31, 2019 was the 151st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 214 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1578King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris.
- 1669Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.
- 1775American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolutions are allegedly adopted in the Province of North Carolina.
- 1805French and Spanish forces begin the assault against British forces occupying Diamond Rock
- 1884Arrival at Plymouth of Tawhiao, King of Maoris, to claim protection of Queen Victoria
- 1909The National Negro Committee, forerunner to the NAACP, convenes for the first time.
- 1935A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.
- 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.
Who were born on May 31?
- 1557Feodor I of Russia (d. 1598)
- 1613John George II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1680)
- 1773Ludwig Tieck, German writer (d. 1853)
- 1838Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (d. 1900)
- 1852Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (d. 1919)
- 1949Tom Berenger, American actor
- 1960Peter Winterbottom, English Rugby player
- 1962Sebastian Koch, German actor
- 1974Sean Kent, American stand-up comedian, actor and writer
- 1977Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
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