May 22: Day of the Week
May 22, 2018 was the 142nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1254Serbian King Stephen Uroš I and the Republic of Venice sign a peace treaty.
- 1377Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
- 1762Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
- 1826HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
- 1844Persian 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.
- 1848Slavery is abolished in Martinique.
- 1856Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas (“Bleeding Kansas”).
- 1972Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1987First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park, Auckland.
- 2002American 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?
- 1715François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)
- 1813Richard Wagner, German composer (d. 1883)
- 1823Isabella Glyn, British actress (d. 1889)
- 1913František Jílek, Czech conductor (d. 1993)
- 1924Charles Aznavour, Armenian-French singer, actor, and composer
- 1934Arne Harris, American television sports director (d. 2001)
- 1943Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
- 1955Jerry Dammers, English musician (The Specials)
- 1968Randy Brown, American basketball player
- 1977Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Irish hurler
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