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Wednesday May 5, 2021

May 5: Day of the Week

May 5, 2021 was the 125th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 240 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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.
  • 1762
    Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
  • 1809
    Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
  • 1936
    Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • 1940
    World 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.
  • 1941
    Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots’ Victory Day.
  • 1949
    The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
  • 1980
    Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
  • 1987
    Iran-Contra affair: start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America
  • 1994
    The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Who were born on May 5?

  • 1546
    Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (d. 1623)
  • 1830
    John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
  • 1832
    H.H. Bancroft, American historian and publisher (d. 1918)
  • 1932
    Will Hutchins, American actor
  • 1936
    Ervin Lázár, Hungarian writer (d. 2006)
  • 1941
    Alexander Ragulin, Russian hockey player (d. 2004)
  • 1942
    Marc Alaimo, American actor
  • 1959
    Johann Gajda, German footballer
  • 1966
    Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
  • 1974
    Seiji Ara, Japanese racing driver

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