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.
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)
- 1809The Swiss canton of Aargau denies citizenship to Jews.
- 1860Giuseppe 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.
- 1864American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
- 1920Authorities arrest Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for alleged robbery and murder.
- 1925Scopes Trial: serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
- 1936Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- 1940World War II: Norwegian Campaign – Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulate to the Nazis after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.
- 1945World War II: Canadian and UK troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazi occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulate.
- 1991A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.
- 2006The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.
Who were born on May 5?
- 1889Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer (d. 1973)
- 1940Lasse Åberg, Swedish artist, actor and musician
- 1942Marc Alaimo, American actor
- 1944John Rhys-Davies, English-born Welsh actor
- 1955Lisa Jane Persky, American actress
- 1957Peter Howitt, British actor and film director
- 1962Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
- 1972Mikael Renberg, Swedish ice-hockey player
- 1980DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
- 1982Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater-canoeist
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