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Wednesday May 22, 2019

May 22: Day of the Week

May 22, 2019 is the 142nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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)

  • 334 BC
    The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus.
  • 1826
    HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
  • 1840
    The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
  • 1872
    Reconstruction: 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.
  • 1947
    Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement.
  • 1969
    Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon’s surface.
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.
  • 2002
    In Washington, D.C., the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
  • 2003
    In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.

Who were born on May 22?

  • 1859
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish physician and writer (d. 1930)
  • 1904
    Pyotr Sobolevsky, Soviet actor (d. 1977)
  • 1914
    Vance Packard, American author (d. 1996)
  • 1935
    Ron Piché, Canadian baseball player
  • 1941
    Sir Menzies Campbell, British politician
  • 1956
    Al Corley, American actor and producer
  • 1964
    Mark Christopher Lawrence, American Actor & Standup Comedian
  • 1967
    Brooke Smith, American actress
  • 1985
    CariDee English, American model
  • 1992
    Chinami Tokunaga, Japanese singer

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