About May 12

May 12, 2022 is the 132nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 233 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Taurus is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 255 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 12

  • 922
    After much hardship, Abbasid envoy Ahmad ibn Fadlan arrived in the lands of Volga Bulgars.
  • 1264
    The Battle of Lewes, between King Henry III of England and the rebel Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, begins.
  • 1588
    French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.
  • 1821
    The first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.
  • 1862
    U.S. federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Raymond: two divisions of James B. McPherson’s XVII Corps (ACW) turn the left wing of Confederate General John C. Pemberton’s defensive line on Fourteen Mile Creek, opening up the interior of Mississippi to the Union Army during the Vicksburg Campaign.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in “the Bloody Angle”.
  • 1885
    North-West Rebellion: the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat.
  • 1916
    James Connolly was sat on a chair and shot dead in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, after his role in the Easter Uprising
  • 1937
    George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • 1942
    World War II: Second Battle of Kharkov: in eastern Ukraine, Red Army forces under Marshal Semyon Timoshenko launch a major offensive from the Izium bridgehead, only to be encircled and destroyed by the troops of Army Group South two weeks later.
  • 1945
    Argentinian labour leader José Peter declares the Federación Obrera de la Industria de la Carne dissolved.
  • 1949
    The western occupying powers approve the Basic Law for the new German state: the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 1955
    Austria regains its independence as the Allied occupation following World War II ends.
  • 1962
    Douglas MacArthur delivers his Duty, Honor, Country valedictory speech at the United States Military Academy.
  • 1975
    Mayagüez incident: the Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters.
  • 1998
    Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto
  • 2003
    Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.
  • 2006
    Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in São Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.
  • 2007
    Riots in which over 50 people are killed and over 100 are injured take place in Karachi upon the arrival in town of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

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