About May 24

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

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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 243 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 24

  • 1487
    The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII’s reign.
  • 1595
    Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
  • 1621
    The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
  • 1798
    The Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
  • 1822
    Battle of Pichincha: Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Union troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: The United Kingdom annexes the Orange Free State.
  • 1901
    Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
  • 1961
    Cyprus joins the Council of Europe.
  • 1962
    Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.
  • 1968
    FLQ separatists bomb the U.S. consulate in Quebec City.
  • 1973
    Earl Jellicoe resigns as Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords.
  • 1976
    The Judgement of Paris takes place in France, launching California as a worldwide force in the production of quality wine.
  • 1976
    The London to Washington, D.C. Concorde service begins.
  • 1981
    Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera, his wife and his presidential committee died in an aircraft accident while travelling from Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.
  • 1988
    Section 28 of the United Kingdom’s Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.
  • 1990
    A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
  • 2000
    Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
  • 2001
    The Versailles wedding hall disaster in Jerusalem, Israel, kills 23 and injures over 200
  • 2002
    Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.

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