On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 2021

Historical Events

  • A week of mass protests and demonstrations against government tax reform and poverty in Colombia leaves 24 dead
  • Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means no-hits Seattle Mariners, 6-0 at T-Mobile Park, Seattle
  • Canada is the first country to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds

Historic Event

Donald Trump's ban from Facebook upheld by the company's Oversight Board for a further six months

  • Evidence of Africa's earliest burial, a three-year-old boy, 78,000 years ago, in a cave in Kenya published [1]
  • The possible eviction of Palestinian families from a Jerusalem neighborhood begins days of unrest in the city, injuring hundreds

COVID-19 Pandemic

US President Joe Biden announces the US will support temporarily lifting patent protection on COVID-19 vaccines with the WHO

Famous Deaths

  • (Ivor) "Nick" Kamen, British pop singer-songwriter (Each Time You Break My Heart; I Promised Myself), and model (Levi's), dies of bone marrow cancer at 59
  • Del Crandall, American baseball catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1957; 4 × Gold Glove Award; Boston/Milwaukee Braves) and manager (Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners), dies at 91
2021 Highlights

About May 5, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

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