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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1789In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614.
- 1809Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
- 1811In the second day of fighting at the Peninsular War Battle of Fuentes de Onoro the French army, under Marshall Massena, drive in the Duke of Wellington’s overextended right flank, but French frontal assaults fail to take the town of Fuentes de Onoro and the Anglo-Portugese army holds the field at the end of the day.
- 1865In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
- 1866Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
- 1886The Bay View Tragedy: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing seven.
- 1950Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself King Rama IX of Thailand.
- 1994The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
- 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?
- 1479Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
- 1830John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
- 1915Alice Faye, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1931Michel Regnier, Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d. 1999)
- 1958Ron Arad, Israeli aircraft navigator missing in action
- 1959Brian Williams, American news anchor
- 1963James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
- 1985Terrence Wheatley, American football player
- 1989Larissa Wilson, English actress
- 1999Nathan Chen, American figure skater
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