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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 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.
  • 1450
    'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
  • 1887
    Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opens in London.
  • 1901
    Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
  • 1911
    The works of Gabriele D'Annunzio placed by the Vatican in the Index of Forbidden Books.
  • 1920
    Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army under General Edward Rydz-Śmigły celebrates its capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreschatyk.
  • 1949
    Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected terrorists among them deported to several different countries.
  • 2006
    Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1920
    William Tenn, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • 1937
    José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • 1937
    Sonny Curtis, American singer, songwriter, guitarist
  • 1965
    Ken Nomura, Japanese racing driver
  • 1972
    Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist
  • 1978
    Aaron Harang, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Jo Hyeon-jae, South Korean actor
  • 1981
    Yu Yokoyama, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1985
    Henrique, Brazilian soccer player

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