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Saturday May 9, 2020

May 9: Day of the Week

May 9, 2020 is the 130th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 236 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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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.
  • 1874
    The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, traveling two routes.
  • 1887
    Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opens in London.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
  • 1936
    Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.
  • 1955
    Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.
  • 1960
    The Food and Drug Administration announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle’s Enovid, making Enovid the world’s first approved oral contraceptive pill.
  • 1980
    In Florida, Liberian freighter MV Summit Venture collides with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay, making a 1,400-ft. section of the southbound span collapse. 35 people in six cars and a Greyhound bus fall 150 ft. into the water and die.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1837
    Adam Opel, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1895)
  • 1895
    Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1961)
  • 1907
    Baldur von Schirach, Nazi official (d. 1974)
  • 1928
    Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater
  • 1928
    Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (d. 1995)
  • 1941
    Pete Birrell, British bass guitarist
  • 1951
    Alley Mills, American actress
  • 1953
    Amy Hill, American actress
  • 1965
    Ken Nomura, Japanese racing driver
  • 1971
    Paul McGuigan, English bassist (Oasis)

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