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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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.
  • 1874
    The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, traveling two routes.
  • 1918
    World War I: Germans repel the British’s second attempt to blockade the port of Ostend, Belgium.
  • 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).
  • 1942
    Holocaust: The SS murders 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine). The Zoludek Ghetto (in Belarus) is destroyed and all its inhabitants murdered or deported.
  • 1955
    Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.
  • 1961
    Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first player in baseball history to hit grand slams in consecutive innings.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.
  • 2002
    In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1919
    Arthur English, English actor and comedian (d. 1995)
  • 1928
    Ralph Goings, American painter
  • 1930
    Joan Sims, British actress (d. 2001)
  • 1939
    Ion Ţiriac, Romanian tennis manager
  • 1956
    Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress
  • 1960
    Tony Gwynn, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist
  • 1973
    Chu Sang-mi, South Korean actress
  • 1976
    Christos Marangos, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1978
    Leandro Damián Cufré, Argentine footballer

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