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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1671
    Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England’s Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
  • 1887
    Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opens in London.
  • 1901
    Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
  • 1904
    The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph.
  • 1911
    The works of Gabriele D'Annunzio placed by the Vatican in the Index of Forbidden Books.
  • 1941
    World War II: The German submarine U-110 is captured by the Royal Navy. On board is the latest Enigma cryptography machine which Allied cryptographers later use to break coded German messages.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Channel Islands are liberated by the British after five years of German occupation.
  • 1969
    Carlos Lamarca leads the first urban guerrilla action against the military dictatorship of Brazil in São Paulo, by robbing two banks.
  • 1980
    In Norco, California, five masked gunman hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.
  • 2004
    Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed by a land mine under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1919
    Arthur English, English actor and comedian (d. 1995)
  • 1921
    Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1923
    Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • 1942
    Jerry Buchek, American baseball players
  • 1973
    Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress
  • 1977
    Iñigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist
  • 1978
    Aaron Harang, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Santiago Dellapè, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
  • 1983
    Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Prince Fielder, American baseball player

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