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Thursday May 5, 2022

May 5: Day of the Week

May 5, 2022 was the 125th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 240 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1215
    Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
  • 1809
    Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
  • 1835
    In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen.
  • 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.
  • 1866
    Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
  • 1944
    German troops execute 216 civilians in the village of Kleisoura in Greece
  • 1949
    The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.

Who were born on May 5?

  • 1546
    Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (d. 1623)
  • 1923
    Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
  • 1940
    Lance Henriksen, American actor and painter
  • 1955
    Melinda Culea, American actress
  • 1966
    Josh Weinstein, American writer
  • 1971
    Harold Miner, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Marcelle Bittar, Brazilian model
  • 1987
    Marija Šestić, Bosnian singer
  • 1989
    Larissa Wilson, English actress

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