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Tuesday May 17, 2022

May 17: Day of the Week

May 17, 2022 was the 137th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 228 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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 17 Historical Event(s)

  • 1590
    Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.
  • 1809
    Napoleon I of France orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire.
  • 1814
    The Constitution of Norway is signed and the Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.
  • 1943
    The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School to develop the ENIAC.
  • 1970
    Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1974
    Dublin and Monaghan bombings: Thirty-three civilians are killed when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) explodes car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan, Republic of Ireland.
  • 1980
    General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea seizes control of the government and declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.
  • 1980
    On the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru.
  • 1990
    The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.
  • 2006
    The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.

Who were born on May 17?

  • 1706
    Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (d. 1780)
  • 1873
    Henri Barbusse, French novelist and journalist (d. 1935)
  • 1941
    Ben Nelson. 40th Governor of Nebraska & United States Senator from Nebraska
  • 1950
    Valeria Novodvorskaya, Russian politician, dissident, founder and chairwoman of the Democratic Union party
  • 1957
    Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1973
    Josh Homme, American musician and songwriter (Queens of the Stone Age)
  • 1973
    Sasha Alexander, American television actress
  • 1981
    Lim Jeong Hee, Korean singer
  • 1983
    Nicky Hofs, Dutch footballer
  • 1984
    Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player

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