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Tuesday May 24, 2022

May 24: Day of the Week

May 24, 2022 was the 144th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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 24 Historical Event(s)

  • 1276
    Magnus Ladulås is crowned King of Sweden in Uppsala Cathedral.
  • 1856
    John Brown and his men kill five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
  • 1948
    Arab–Israeli War: Egypt captures the Israeli kibbutz of Yad Mordechai, but the five-day effort gives Israeli forces time to prepare enough to stop the Egyptian advance a week later.
  • 1956
    Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha’s Parinibbāna.
  • 1956
    The first Eurovision Song Contest is held in Lugano, Switzerland
  • 1967
    Egypt imposes a blockade and siege of the Red Sea coast of Israel.
  • 1982
    Liberation of Khorramshahr: Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran–Iraq War.
  • 1991
    Israel conducts Operation Solomon, evacuating Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

Who were born on May 24?

  • 15 BC
    Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commander (d. 19)
  • 1886
    Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)
  • 1923
    Siobhán McKenna, Irish actress (d. 1986)
  • 1925
    Mai Zetterling, Swedish-born entertainer (d. 1994)
  • 1953
    Nell Campbell, American actress and singer
  • 1966
    Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
  • 1974
    Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player
  • 1982
    DaMarcus Beasley, American footballer
  • 1984
    Brodney Pool, American football player
  • 1991
    Erika Umeda, Japanese singer

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