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Saturday May 5, 2018

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.

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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)

  • 1260
    Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
  • 1865
    In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
  • 1886
    The Bay View Tragedy: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killing seven.
  • 1904
    Pitching 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.
  • 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.
  • 1925
    The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language
  • 1936
    Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • 1940
    World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London
  • 1994
    The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Who were born on May 5?

  • 1833
    Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer (d. 1905)
  • 1887
    Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1972)
  • 1915
    Alice Faye, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1931
    Michel Regnier, Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d. 1999)
  • 1938
    Michael Murphy, American actor
  • 1959
    Ian McCulloch, English singer (Echo & the Bunnymen)
  • 1976
    Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
  • 1976
    Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer
  • 1978
    Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker and writer
  • 1984
    Wade MacNeil, Canadian guitarist (Alexisonfire)

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