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Saturday May 9, 2020

May 9: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1864
    Second War of Schleswig: The Danish navy defeats the Austrian and Prussian fleets in the Battle of Heligoland.
  • 1901
    Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
  • 1915
    World War I: Second Battle of Artois between German and French forces.
  • 1920
    Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army under General Edward Rydz-Śmigły celebrates its capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreschatyk.
  • 1927
    The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
  • 1940
    World War II: The German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Czechoslovakia’s Ninth-of-May Constitution comes into effect.
  • 1979
    Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran.
  • 1987
    A Polish LOT Ilyushin IL-62M “Tadeusz Kościuszko” (SP-LBG) crashes after takeoff in Warsaw, Poland, killing 183 people.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1874
    Howard Carter, British archaeologist (d. 1939)
  • 1914
    Denham Fouts, American male prostitute and socialite (d. 1948)
  • 1943
    Vince Cable, British politician
  • 1950
    Tom Petersson, American bass guitarist (Cheap Trick)
  • 1962
    Dave Gahan, English singer (Depeche Mode)
  • 1971
    Paul McGuigan, English bassist (Oasis)
  • 1978
    Santiago Dellapè, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
  • 1979
    Rosario Dawson, American actress
  • 1981
    Bill Murphy, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Henrique, Brazilian soccer player

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