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Thursday May 9, 2019

May 9: Day of the Week

May 9, 2019 is the 129th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 236 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1092
    Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated.
  • 1671
    Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England’s Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
  • 1726
    Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap’s molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
  • 1877
    A magnitude 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Peru kills 2,541, including some as far away as Hawaii and Japan.
  • 1877
    Mihail Kogălniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day became the Independence Day of Romania.
  • 1911
    The works of Gabriele D'Annunzio placed by the Vatican in the Index of Forbidden Books.
  • 1918
    World War I: Germans repel the British’s second attempt to blockade the port of Ostend, Belgium.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1147
    Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199)
  • 1914
    Denham Fouts, American male prostitute and socialite (d. 1948)
  • 1929
    Kay Dotrice, British actress (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Jessica Steele, English romance novelist
  • 1938
    Charles Simic, Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 1939
    Ralph Boston, American athlete
  • 1979
    Dionysis Boukouvalas, Greek composer, pianist and musicologist
  • 1981
    Bill Murphy, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Henrique, Brazilian soccer player
  • 1993
    Ryosuke Yamada, Japanese actor and singer

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