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Wednesday May 23, 2018

May 23: Day of the Week

May 23, 2018 was the 143rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 222 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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.
  • 1788
    South Carolina ratifies the Constitution as the 8th American state.
  • 1805
    Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Cathedral of Milan.
  • 1844
    Declaration of the Báb: a merchant of Shiraz announces that he is a Prophet and founds a religious movement that would later be brutally crushed by the Persian government. He is considered to be a forerunner of the Bahá'í Faith, and Bahá'ís celebrate the day as a holy day.
  • 1846
    Mexican-American War: President Mariano Paredes of Mexico unofficially declares war on the United States.
  • 1900
    American Civil War: Sergeant William Harvey Carney becomes the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism in the Assault on the Battery Wagner in 1863.
  • 1907
    The unicameral Parliament of Finland gathers for its first plenary session.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Flensburg government under Reichspräsident Karl Dönitz is dissolved when its members are captured and arrested by British forces at Flensburg in Northern Germany.
  • 1949
    The Federal Republic of Germany is established and the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany is proclaimed.
  • 1951
    Tibetans sign the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet with the People’s Republic of China.

Who were born on May 23?

  • 1898
    Josef Terboven, German Nazi official (d. 1945)
  • 1910
    Artie Shaw, American clarinetist and bandleader (d. 2004)
  • 1917
    Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
  • 1939
    Jack McCarthy, American poet
  • 1943
    Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (d. 2005)
  • 1960
    Linden Ashby, American actor
  • 1970
    Nanette Burstein, American director/producer
  • 1975
    Kim Sung-soo, South Korean actor
  • 1979
    Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer

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