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Friday May 20, 2022

May 20: Day of the Week

May 20, 2022 was the 140th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 225 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2022

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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 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 526
    An earthquake kills about 300,000 people in Syria and Antiochia.
  • 1217
    The Second Battle of Lincoln is fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke.
  • 1802
    By the Law of 20 May 1802, Napoleon Bonaparte reinstates slavery in the French colonies, revoking its abolition in the French Revolution
  • 1840
    York Minster is badly damaged by fire
  • 1862
    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.
  • 1873
    Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
  • 1891
    History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope.
  • 1927
    Treaty of Jedda: the United Kingdom recognizes the sovereignty of King Ibn Saud in the Kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd, which later merge to become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • 1980
    In a referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a 60% vote the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada.
  • 1990
    The first post-Communist presidential and parliamentary elections are held in Romania.

Who were born on May 20?

  • 1830
    Hector Malot, French writer (d. 1907)
  • 1897
    Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (d. 1983)
  • 1915
    Peter Copley, British actor (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    Franciszek Macharski, Polish Catholic cardinal
  • 1931
    Ken Boyer, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1953
    Robert Doyle, Australian politician
  • 1957
    Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan
  • 1973
    Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress
  • 1975
    Andrew Sega, American musician
  • 1976
    Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player

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