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Sunday May 5, 2019

May 5: Day of the Week

May 5, 2019 was the 125th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 240 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus 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 5 Historical Event(s)

  • 1215
    Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
  • 1809
    Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
  • 1835
    In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • 1865
    In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
  • 1891
    The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
  • 1949
    The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
  • 1950
    Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself King Rama IX of Thailand.
  • 1964
    The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
  • 1981
    Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27.

Who were born on May 5?

  • 1684
    Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné, niece of Madame de Maintenon and ancestress of the Heir to the Belgian throne (d. 1739)
  • 1833
    Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer (d. 1905)
  • 1937
    Delia Derbyshire, British electronic music composer (d. 2001)
  • 1942
    István Bujtor, Hungarian actor (d. 2009)
  • 1958
    Robert DiPierdomenico, Australian rules footballer
  • 1959
    Ian McCulloch, English singer (Echo & the Bunnymen)
  • 1963
    James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
  • 1970
    LaPhonso Ellis, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Devin Townsend, Canadian musician (Strapping Young Lad)
  • 1978
    Santiago Cabrera, Chilean actor

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