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Sunday May 22, 2022

May 22: Day of the Week

May 22, 2022 is the 142nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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
  • 1176
    The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo.
  • 1809
    On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time.
  • 1816
    A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spreads to Ely the next day.
  • 1871
    The U.S. Army issued an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska.
  • 1906
    The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their “Flying-Machine”.
  • 1915
    Three trains collide in the Quintinshill rail crash near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246; the accident is found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction.
  • 1942
    Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 22?

  • 1622
    Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French governor of New France (d. 1698)
  • 1901
    Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • 1908
    Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (d. 1970)
  • 1936
    M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)
  • 1942
    Calvin Simon, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1957
    Lisa Murkowski, American politician
  • 1967
    Brooke Smith, American actress
  • 1967
    John Vanderslice, American musician
  • 1968
    Graham Linehan, Irish television writer and director (Black Books, The IT Crowd)
  • 1978
    Katie Price, British model and reality TV personality

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