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Monday May 23, 2022

May 23: Day of the Week

May 23, 2022 was the 143rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 222 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1498
    Girolamo Savonarola is burned at the stake in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI.
  • 1568
    The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.
  • 1805
    Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in the Cathedral of Milan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    Oklahoma City bombing: In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the remains of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building are imploded.
  • 1995
    The first version of the Java programming language is released.
  • 2006
    Alaskan stratovolcano Mount Cleveland erupts.
  • 2008
    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.

Who were born on May 23?

  • 1848
    Otto Lilienthal, German aviation pioneer (d. 1896)
  • 1879
    Elizabeth Gunn, New Zealand paediatrician (d. 1963)
  • 1900
    Hans Frank, German lawyer and Nazi official (d. 1946)
  • 1917
    Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
  • 1936
    Charles Kimbrough, American actor
  • 1955
    Luka Bloom, Irish singer/songwriter
  • 1961
    Karen Duffy, American actress
  • 1963
    Gregg Hughes, American radio personality (The Opie and Anthony Show)
  • 1971
    George Osborne, British Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • 1974
    Jewel, American singer

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