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Friday May 5, 2023

May 5: Day of the Week

May 5, 2023 is the 125th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1260
    Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1809
    Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
  • 1809
    The Swiss canton of Aargau denies citizenship to Jews.
  • 1811
    In the second day of fighting at the Peninsular War Battle of Fuentes de Onoro the French army, under Marshall Massena, drive in the Duke of Wellington’s overextended right flank, but French frontal assaults fail to take the town of Fuentes de Onoro and the Anglo-Portugese army holds the field at the end of the day.
  • 1860
    Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to the Kingdom of Italy.
  • 1944
    German troops execute 216 civilians in the village of Kleisoura in Greece
  • 1945
    World War II: Canadian and UK troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazi occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulate.
  • 1946
    The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
  • 1949
    The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
  • 2006
    The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.

Who were born on May 5?

  • 1864
    Nellie Bly, American journalist and writer (d. 1922)
  • 1866
    Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (d. 1938)
  • 1869
    Hans Pfitzner, German composer (d. 1949)
  • 1889
    Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1948
    Bill Ward, British drummer
  • 1954
    Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator
  • 1962
    Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
  • 1976
    Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
  • 1985
    Emanuele Giaccherini, Italian footballer
  • 1987
    Jessie Cave, English actress

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