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Sunday May 5, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1809
    The Swiss canton of Aargau denies citizenship to Jews.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • 1920
    Authorities arrest Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for alleged robbery and murder.
  • 1925
    Scopes Trial: serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Canadian and UK troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazi occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulate.
  • 1991
    A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.
  • 2006
    The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.

Who were born on May 5?

  • 1889
    Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1940
    Lasse Åberg, Swedish artist, actor and musician
  • 1942
    Marc Alaimo, American actor
  • 1944
    John Rhys-Davies, English-born Welsh actor
  • 1955
    Lisa Jane Persky, American actress
  • 1957
    Peter Howitt, British actor and film director
  • 1962
    Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
  • 1972
    Mikael Renberg, Swedish ice-hockey player
  • 1980
    DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater-canoeist

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