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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1260Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
- 1762Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
- 1862Cinco de Mayo: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
- 1865In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
- 1877Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
- 1891The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
- 1940World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London
- 1945World War II: Canadian and UK troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazi occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulate.
- 1950Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself King Rama IX of Thailand.
- 2007All 114 aboard Kenya Airways Flight 507 die when the pilots lose control of the plane and it crashes in Douala, Cameroon.
Who were born on May 5?
- 1909Miklós Radnóti, Hungarian poet (d. 1944)
- 1940Lasse Åberg, Swedish artist, actor and musician
- 1948Bill Ward, British drummer
- 1956Robert Marien, Québécois actor, singer and songwriter
- 1963James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
- 1966Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
- 1973Tina Yothers, American actress
- 1980Hank Green, Musician, video blogger and founder of ecogeek.org
- 1985Marcos Rogério, Brazilian footballer
- 1999Nathan Chen, American figure skater
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