May 5: Day of the Week
May 5, 2018 was the 125th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 240 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 1865In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
- 1886The Bay View Tragedy: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing seven.
- 1904Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
- 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.
- 1925The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language
- 1936Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- 1940World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London
- 1994The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Who were born on May 5?
- 1833Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer (d. 1905)
- 1887Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1972)
- 1915Alice Faye, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1931Michel Regnier, Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d. 1999)
- 1938Michael Murphy, American actor
- 1959Ian McCulloch, English singer (Echo & the Bunnymen)
- 1976Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
- 1976Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer
- 1978Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker and writer
- 1984Wade MacNeil, Canadian guitarist (Alexisonfire)
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