May 22: Day of the Week
May 22, 2018 was the 142nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini 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 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1843Thousands of people and their cattle head west via wagon train from Independence, Missouri to what would later become the Oregon Territory. It is part of the Great Migration. They follow what is now known as the Oregon Trail.
- 1844Persian Prophet The Báb announces his revelation, founding Bábism. He announces to the world the coming of “He whom God shall make manifest”. He is considered the forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith.
- 1872Reconstruction: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act of 1872 into law restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.
- 1942The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
- 1964U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an “end to poverty and racial injustice” in America.
- 1987First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park, Auckland.
- 1987Hashimpura massacre in Meerut city of India.
- 1990Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system.
- 1990North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
- 2002In Washington, D.C., the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
Who were born on May 22?
- 1904Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (d. 1962)
- 1908Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963)
- 1917Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
- 1956Al Corley, American actor and producer
- 1972Alison Eastwood, American actress and model
- 1977Vinnie Potestivo, American TV producer
- 1980Chad Tracy, American baseball player
- 1982Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater
- 1983John Hopkins, American motorcycling racer
- 1993Ben Lewis, English photographer
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