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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    World War I: Germans repel the British’s second attempt to blockade the port of Ostend, Belgium.
  • 1936
    Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.
  • 1948
    Czechoslovakia’s Ninth-of-May Constitution comes into effect.
  • 1949
    Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco.
  • 1950
    Robert Schuman presents his proposal on the creation of an organized Europe, which according to him was indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. This proposal, known as the “Schuman declaration”, is considered by some people to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1801
    Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, English Member of Parliament and developer (d. 1866)
  • 1837
    Adam Opel, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1895)
  • 1919
    Arthur English, English actor and comedian (d. 1995)
  • 1920
    William Tenn, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1944
    Laurence Owen, American figure skater (d. 1961)
  • 1948
    Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician
  • 1955
    Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1970
    Doug Christie, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Daniela Silivaş, Romanian gymnast and Olympic Champion
  • 1977
    Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (d. 2006)

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