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Thursday May 12, 2022

May 12: Day of the Week

May 12, 2022 was the 132nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 233 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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 12 Historical Event(s)

  • 1264
    The Battle of Lewes, between King Henry III of England and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, begins.
  • 1328
    Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.
  • 1797
    First Coalition: Napoleon I of France conquers Venice.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: the Battle of Palmito Ranch: the first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory.
  • 1937
    George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • 1975
    Mayagüez incident: the Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.
  • 1981
    Francis Hughes starves to death in the Maze Prison in a Republican campaign for political prisoner status to be granted to Provisional IRA prisoners.
  • 1998
    Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto
  • 2006
    Iranian Azeris interpret a cartoon published in an Iranian magazine as insulting, resulting in massive riots throughout the country.
  • 2006
    Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in São Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.

Who were born on May 12?

  • 1590
    Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
  • 1767
    Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (d. 1851)
  • 1892
    Fritz Kortner, Austrian-born director (d. 1970)
  • 1917
    Frank Clair, American-born Canadian football coach (d. 2005)
  • 1939
    Ron Ziegler, U.S. White House Press Secretary (d. 2003)
  • 1947
    Micheline Lanctôt, American film actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1953
    Kevin Grevey, American basketball player
  • 1958
    Eric Singer, American drummer
  • 1980
    Felipe Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1990
    Jacory Harris, American football player

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