May 5: Day of the Week
May 5, 2021 is the 125th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 240 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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.
- 1494Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.
- 1835In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen.
- 1860Giuseppe 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.
- 1925Scopes Trial: serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
- 1940World 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.
- 1941Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots’ Victory Day.
- 1946The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- 1991A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.
- 2010Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis.
Who were born on May 5?
- 1908Kurt Böhme, German bass (d. 1989)
- 1932Will Hutchins, American actor
- 1942István Bujtor, Hungarian actor (d. 2009)
- 1952Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (d. 2005)
- 1965Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
- 1971Mike Redmond, American baseball player
- 1973Casino Versus Japan, American composer
- 1973Tina Yothers, American actress
- 1977Choi Kang-hee, South Korean actress
- 1982Jay Bothroyd, English footballer
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