May 22: Day of the Week
May 22, 2020 is the 143rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 334 BCThe Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus.
- 1377Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
- 1807A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
- 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.
- 1897The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened
- 1915Three 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.
- 1964U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an “end to poverty and racial injustice” in America.
- 1967The L'Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, resulting in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured.
- 1969Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon’s surface.
- 2010Air India Express Flight 812 overshoots the runway and crashes. 158 people are killed.
Who were born on May 22?
- 1770Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
- 1813Richard Wagner, German composer (d. 1883)
- 1901Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
- 1904Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (d. 1962)
- 1917Nathan Davis, American actor (d. 2008)
- 1941Paul Winfield, American actor (d. 2004)
- 1953Doris Barnett, German politician
- 1967John Vanderslice, American musician
- 1975Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
- 1985Graham Harrell, American football player
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