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Tuesday May 17, 2022

May 17: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Quebec.
  • 1814
    The Constitution of Norway is signed and the Danish Crown Prince Christian Frederik is elected King of Norway by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly.
  • 1939
    The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States’ first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.
  • 1940
    World War II: Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt demands dismantling of the peace-keeping UN Emergency Force in Egypt.
  • 1980
    General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea seizes control of the government and declares martial law in order to suppress student demonstrations.
  • 1983
    Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
  • 1983
    The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world’s largest mercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer’s Freedom of Information Act request.
  • 1984
    Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a “monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend,” sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.
  • 2004
    Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Who were born on May 17?

  • 1768
    Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (d. 1854)
  • 1895
    Saul Adler FRS, Russian-born British-Israeli expert on parasitology (d. 1966)
  • 1903
    Cool Papa Bell, baseball player (d. 1991)
  • 1937
    Hazel R. O'Leary, 7th United States Secretary of Energy
  • 1964
    Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (d. 1999)
  • 1969
    Alan Doyle, Canadian musician (Great Big Sea)
  • 1978
    Paddy Kenny, Irish football goalkeeper
  • 1982
    Matt Cassel, American football player
  • 1989
    Tessa Virtue, Canadian ice dancer
  • 1991
    Adil Omar, Pakistani rapper

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