May 5th Holidays List
Everyday is full of quirky holidays. There are also many special awareness days. See if anything pertains to you today and find a reason to celebrate!
- Cartoonists DayInternational Midwives Day
- Cinco De Mayo
- Museum Lover’s Day
- National Hoagie Day
- National Silence the Shame Day
- Oyster Day
- Revenge of the Fifth
- Totally Chipotle Day
May 5th Zodiac Sign is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Time period: April 20 – May 21
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
Birthstones: Emerald, Diamond, Sapphire, Garnet, Rose quartz
Famous Tauruses: Dwayne Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, Megan Fox, George Clooney, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg, Shakespeare, David Beckham, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
May 5th Trivia
- 1821 – Emperor Napoleon died in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
- 1864 – The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County in the American Civil War.
- 1886 – The Bay View massacre: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, killing seven.
- 1927 – To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf is first published.
- 1964 – The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
- 1981 – Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27.
- 1985 – Ronald Reagan visits the military cemetery at Bitburg and the site of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where he makes a speech.
- 1989 – Chris Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor was born.
- 1994 – American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism.
- 1999 – Nathan Chen, American figure skater was born.