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Friday May 22, 2020

May 22: Day of the Week

May 22, 2020 was the 143rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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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.
  • 1762
    Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
  • 1809
    On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time.
  • 1871
    The U.S. Army issued an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska.
  • 1906
    The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their “Flying-Machine”.
  • 1915
    Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century.
  • 1964
    U.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.
  • 1980
    Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man.
  • 1997
    Kelly Flinn, US Air Force’s first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial.
  • 2002
    American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

Who were born on May 22?

  • 1901
    Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • 1907
    Sir Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen actor (d. 1989)
  • 1930
    Kenny Ball, British musician
  • 1942
    Calvin Simon, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1956
    Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (d. 2008)
  • 1962
    Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1964
    Mark Christopher Lawrence, American Actor & Standup Comedian
  • 1972
    Anna Belknap, American actress
  • 1977
    Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Irish hurler
  • 1982
    Alex Smith, American football player

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