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Wednesday May 22, 2019

May 22: Day of the Week

May 22, 2019 was the 142nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

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

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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.
  • 1807
    Most of the English town of Chudleigh is destroyed by fire
  • 1816
    A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spreads to Ely the next day.
  • 1844
    Persian 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.
  • 1942
    Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    Air India Express Flight 812 overshoots the runway and crashes. 158 people are killed.
  • 2011
    An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing up to 161 people. It is the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.

Who were born on May 22?

  • 1808
    Gérard de Nerval, French writer (d. 1855)
  • 1917
    Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1930
    Harvey Milk, American politician and civil rights activist (d. 1978)
  • 1934
    Arne Harris, American television sports director (d. 2001)
  • 1943
    Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1973
    Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor
  • 1977
    Vinnie Potestivo, American TV producer
  • 1980
    Steven Baker, Australian Australian rules footballer
  • 1981
    Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
  • 1988
    Pape M'Bow, Senegalese footballer

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