May 22: Day of the Week
May 22, 2018 is the 142nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1176The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo.
- 1843Thousands of people and their cattle head west via wagon train from Independence, Missouri to what would later become the Oregon Territory. It is part of the Great Migration. They follow what is now known as the Oregon Trail.
- 1872Reconstruction: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act of 1872 into law restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.
- 1906The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their “Flying-Machine”.
- 1936Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
- 1942The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
- 1942World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.
- 1960An 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.
- 1968The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
- 1990North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
Who were born on May 22?
- 1907Sir Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen actor (d. 1989)
- 1917Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 2008)
- 1926Peter Wilson, English Polymath (d. 2009)
- 1934Arne Harris, American television sports director (d. 2001)
- 1940Bernard Shaw, American television journalist
- 1941Martha Langbein, German athlete
- 1946George Best, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2005)
- 1946Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager
- 1955Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money)
- 1985CariDee English, American model
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