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Thursday May 9, 2019

May 9: Day of the Week

May 9, 2019 was the 129th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 236 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1450
    'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
  • 1901
    Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
  • 1920
    Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army under General Edward Rydz-Śmigły celebrates its capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreschatyk.
  • 1926
    Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd’s diary seems to indicate that this did not happen).
  • 1927
    The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
  • 1948
    Czechoslovakia’s Ninth-of-May Constitution comes into effect.
  • 1950
    Robert Schuman presents his proposal on the creation of an organized Europe, which according to him was indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. This proposal, known as the “Schuman declaration”, is considered by some people to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.
  • 1955
    Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.
  • 1964
    Ngo Dinh Can, de facto ruler of central Vietnam under his brother President Ngo Dinh Diem before the family’s toppling, is executed.
  • 2001
    In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths are caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium) that followed a controversial decision by the referee.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1837
    Adam Opel, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1895)
  • 1873
    Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)
  • 1895
    Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1961)
  • 1895
    Richard Barthelmess, American actor (d. 1963)
  • 1914
    Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian musician and conductor (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    William Tenn, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1939
    Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
  • 1969
    Amber, Dutch musician
  • 1970
    Ghostface Killah, American rapper
  • 1981
    Bill Murphy, American baseball player

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