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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1807Most of the English town of Chudleigh is destroyed by fire
- 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”).
- 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.
- 1962Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
- 1963Assassination attempt of Greek left-wing politician Gregoris Lambrakis, who will die five days afterwards.
- 1969Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon’s surface.
- 1972Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1992After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time.
- 1992Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations.
- 2003In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
Who were born on May 22?
- 1879Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945)
- 1901Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
- 1927Phil Tucker, American director (d. 1985)
- 1953Doris Barnett, German politician
- 1961Mike Breen, American sportscaster
- 1969Michael Joseph Kelly, American Actor
- 1975Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
- 1979Maggie Q, American actress
- 1982Alex Smith, American football player
- 1985Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
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