About May 22

May 22, 2024 is the 143rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Gemini 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 252 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 22

  • 853
    A Byzantine fleet sacks and destroys undefended Damietta in Egypt
  • 1176
    The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo.
  • 1807
    Most of the English town of Chudleigh is destroyed by fire
  • 1809
    On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time.
  • 1816
    A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spreads to Ely the next day.
  • 1819
    The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20.
  • 1848
    Slavery is abolished in Martinique.
  • 1871
    The U.S. Army issued an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska.
  • 1897
    The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened
  • 1903
    Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic.
  • 1939
    World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.
  • 1942
    Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies.
  • 1964
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an “end to poverty and racial injustice” in America.
  • 1967
    The L'Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, resulting in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured.
  • 1968
    The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
  • 1972
    Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1997
    Kelly Flinn, US Air Force’s first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial.
  • 2002
    American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
  • 2003
    In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
  • 2011
    An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing up to 161 people. It is the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.

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