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Tuesday May 22, 2018

May 22: Day of the Week

May 22, 2018 is the 142nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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

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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)

  • 1176
    The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo.
  • 1843
    Thousands 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.
  • 1872
    Reconstruction: 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.
  • 1906
    The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their “Flying-Machine”.
  • 1936
    Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1942
    The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
  • 1942
    World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.
  • 1960
    An earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, now known as the Great Chilean Earthquake, hits southern Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
  • 1968
    The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
  • 1990
    North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.

Who were born on May 22?

  • 1907
    Sir Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen actor (d. 1989)
  • 1917
    Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 2008)
  • 1926
    Peter Wilson, English Polymath (d. 2009)
  • 1934
    Arne Harris, American television sports director (d. 2001)
  • 1940
    Bernard Shaw, American television journalist
  • 1941
    Martha Langbein, German athlete
  • 1946
    George Best, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1946
    Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager
  • 1955
    Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money)
  • 1985
    CariDee English, American model

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