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Sunday May 31, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1279 BC
    Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
  • 526
    A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000.
  • 1775
    American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolutions are allegedly adopted in the Province of North Carolina.
  • 1790
    Alferez Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
  • 1866
    In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O'Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the United Kingdom. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, at a cost of 9 dead and 38 wounded to the Fenian’s 19 dead and about 17 wounded.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
  • 1935
    A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 31?

  • 1613
    John George II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1680)
  • 1887
    Saint-John Perse, French diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1901
    Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1948
    Duncan Hunter, American politician
  • 1950
    Gregory Harrison, American actor
  • 1976
    Colin Farrell, Irish actor
  • 1977
    Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
  • 1980
    Andy Hurley, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
  • 1983
    Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
  • 1984
    Nate Robinson, American basketball player

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