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Saturday May 21, 2022

May 21: Day of the Week

May 21, 2022 is the 141st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1554
    A royal Charter is granted to Derby School as a grammar school for boys in Derby, England, by Queen Mary I.
  • 1856
    Lawrence, Kansas is captured and burned by pro-slavery forces.
  • 1879
    War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru) battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.
  • 1934
    Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.
  • 1936
    Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover’s severed genitals in her hand. Her story soon becomes one of Japan’s most notorious scandals.
  • 1946
    Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • 1972
    Michelangelo’s Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, the mentally disturbed Hungarian geologist Laszlo Toth.
  • 1990
    Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen agree to merge into the Republic of Yemen.
  • 1991
    Mengistu Haile Mariam, president of the People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, flees Ethiopia, effectively bringing the Ethiopian Civil War to an end.
  • 1998
    In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.

Who were born on May 21?

  • 1471
    Albrecht Dürer, German painter (d. 1528)
  • 1827
    William P. Sprague, American politician (d. 1899)
  • 1873
    Hans Berger, German neuroscientist (d. 1941)
  • 1913
    Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)
  • 1920
    Anthony Steel, British actor (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Ara Parseghian, American football coach
  • 1979
    Damián Ariel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1984
    Brandon Fields, American football player
  • 1985
    Mutya Buena, English singer (Sugababes)
  • 1986
    Myra, American singer

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