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Monday May 23, 2022

May 23: Day of the Week

May 23, 2022 is the 143rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 222 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1430
    Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne.
  • 1706
    Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, defeats a French army under Marshal Villeroi.
  • 1813
    South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador (“The Liberator”).
  • 1846
    Mexican-American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.
  • 1907
    The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
  • 1915
    World War I: Italy joins the Allies after they declare war on Austria-Hungary.
  • 1949
    The Federal Republic of Germany is established and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany is proclaimed.
  • 1967
    Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran and blockades the port of Eilat at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping.
  • 1990
    Jordan Mack was born.
  • 2002
    The “55 parties” clause of the Kyoto protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland.

Who were born on May 23?

  • 1834
    Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)
  • 1910
    Scatman Crothers, American actor and musician (d. 1986)
  • 1917
    Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (d. 2009)
  • 1965
    Tom Tykwer, German film director
  • 1967
    Anna Ibrisagic, Swedish politician
  • 1973
    Mirjam Sterk, Dutch politician
  • 1979
    Kirk Saarloos, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Rasual Butler, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Tristan Prettyman, American musician

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