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Tuesday May 5, 2020

May 5: Day of the Week

May 5, 2020 was the 126th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 240 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1494
    Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.
  • 1640
    King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
  • 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.
  • 1821
    Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1862
    Cinco de Mayo: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
  • 1866
    Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
  • 1877
    Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
  • 1941
    Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots’ Victory Day.
  • 1961
    The Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3 – Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, making a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes.
  • 1994
    The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Who were born on May 5?

  • 1813
    Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
  • 1931
    Michel Regnier, Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d. 1999)
  • 1971
    Harold Miner, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Devin Townsend, Canadian musician (Strapping Young Lad)
  • 1973
    Tina Yothers, American actress
  • 1976
    Dieter Brummer, Australian actor
  • 1978
    Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker and writer
  • 1979
    Vincent Kartheiser, American actor
  • 1988
    Jessica Dubroff, American pilot trainee (d. 1996)
  • 1989
    Larissa Wilson, English actress

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