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Friday May 22, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1807
    Most of the English town of Chudleigh is destroyed by fire
  • 1819
    The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20.
  • 1844
    Persian Prophet The Báb announces his revelation, founding Bábism. He announces to the world the coming of “He whom God shall make manifest”. He is considered the forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.
  • 1960
    An 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado (part of the May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence) that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 mi wide, which kills one resident.

Who were born on May 22?

  • 1783
    William Sturgeon, English physicist and inventor (d. 1850)
  • 1879
    Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer (d. 1947)
  • 1914
    Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
  • 1925
    Jean Tinguely, Swiss artist (d. 1991)
  • 1927
    Michael Constantine, American actor
  • 1943
    Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1955
    Chalmers “Spanky” Alford, American jazz guitarist (d. 2008)
  • 1974
    Sean Gunn, American actor
  • 1982
    Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater
  • 1992
    Chinami Tokunaga, Japanese singer

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