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Tuesday May 5, 2020

May 5: Day of the Week

May 5, 2020 is the 126th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1260
    Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
  • 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.
  • 1862
    Cinco de Mayo: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • 1925
    The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language
  • 1941
    Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots’ Victory Day.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    West Germany gains full sovereignty.
  • 1994
    The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Who were born on May 5?

  • 1883
    Archibald Wavell, British general (d. 1950)
  • 1925
    Leo Ryan, United States Congressman (d. 1978)
  • 1955
    Melinda Culea, American actress
  • 1958
    Robert DiPierdomenico, Australian rules footballer
  • 1963
    Heidi Kozak, American actress
  • 1963
    Simon Rimmer, English chef
  • 1982
    Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater-canoeist
  • 1983
    Scott Ware, American football player
  • 1988
    Brooke Hogan, American singer and television personality
  • 1991
    Xenofon Fetsis, Greek footballer

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