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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)

  • 853
    A Byzantine fleet sacks and destroys undefended Damietta in Egypt
  • 1377
    Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    Sri Lankan riots of 1958: This riot is a watershed event in the race relationship of the various ethnic communities of Sri Lanka. The total number of deaths is estimated to be 300, mostly Sri Lankan Tamils.
  • 1967
    The L'Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, resulting in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured.
  • 1987
    Hashimpura massacre in Meerut city of India.
  • 1992
    After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    Air India Express Flight 812 overshoots the runway and crashes. 158 people are killed.

Who were born on May 22?

  • 1879
    Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945)
  • 1879
    Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer (d. 1947)
  • 1927
    George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-born chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1943
    Tommy John, American baseball player
  • 1944
    Vaiko, Indian politician
  • 1947
    Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos, Greek-American astronomer and a NASA astrophysicist (d. 1997)
  • 1957
    Gary Sweet, Australian actor
  • 1966
    Jose Mesa, Dominican baseball player
  • 1977
    Alastair Ralphs, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1982
    Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater

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