May 5: Day of the Week
May 5, 2019 is the 125th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 1640King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
- 1809The Swiss canton of Aargau denies citizenship to Jews.
- 1877Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
- 1920Authorities arrest Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for alleged robbery and murder.
- 1925The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language
- 1936Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- 1949The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
- 1964The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
- 1980Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
- 1994The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Who were born on May 5?
- 1764Robert Craufurd, British general (d. 1812)
- 1826Empress Eugénie de Montijo of France, wife of Napoleon III (d. 1920)
- 1864Nellie Bly, American journalist and writer (d. 1922)
- 1901Blind Willie McTell, American singer (d. 1959)
- 1935Robert Rehme, American film producer
- 1944Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
- 1966Josh Weinstein, American writer
- 1972James Cracknell, British rower
- 1978Santiago Cabrera, Chilean actor
- 1985Emanuele Giaccherini, Italian footballer
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