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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.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1377
    Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
  • 1807
    A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
  • 1816
    A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spreads to Ely the next day.
  • 1906
    The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their “Flying-Machine”.
  • 1915
    Three trains collide in the Quintinshill rail crash near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246; the accident is found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction.
  • 1947
    Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement.
  • 1987
    Hashimpura massacre in Meerut city of India.
  • 1990
    Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system.
  • 1990
    North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
  • 2002
    In Washington, D.C., the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.

Who were born on May 22?

  • 1934
    Peter Nero, American musician
  • 1942
    Barbara Parkins, Canadian actress
  • 1943
    Gesine Schwan, German politician and science professor
  • 1944
    Vaiko, Indian politician
  • 1946
    Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager
  • 1950
    Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician
  • 1956
    Al Corley, American actor and producer
  • 1967
    John Vanderslice, American musician
  • 1975
    Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
  • 1985
    Graham Harrell, American football player

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