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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
  • 1762
    Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
  • 1807
    A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man.
  • 1987
    Hashimpura massacre in Meerut city of India.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado (part of the May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence) that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 mi wide, which kills one resident.
  • 2008
    The Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence unleashes 235 tornadoes, including an EF4 and an EF5 tornado, between May 22 and May 31, 2008. The tornadoes struck 19 states and one Canadian province.

Who were born on May 22?

  • 1849
    Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913)
  • 1914
    Edward Arthur Thompson, British historian (d. 1994)
  • 1925
    Jean Tinguely, Swiss artist (d. 1991)
  • 1926
    Peter Wilson, English Polymath (d. 2009)
  • 1927
    George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-born chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1930
    Kenny Ball, British musician
  • 1938
    Frank Converse, American actor
  • 1961
    Mike Breen, American sportscaster
  • 1969
    Michael Joseph Kelly, American Actor
  • 1977
    Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Irish hurler

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