How Many Days Until May 22, 2021-Fun Facts, Holidays, Events

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How Many Days Until May 22, 2021

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What is special about May 22nd?

May 22 is the 142nd day of the year and 143rd in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. 223 days remain until the end of the year.

What is celebrated on May 22?

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.

Fun Facts about May

  • It is the third and last month of the season of spring.
  • The United Kingdom celebrates May as the National Smile Month.
  • The last week of May is Library and Information Week.
  • The month of May is devoted to the Virgin Mary in the Catholic Church.
  • The birthstone of May, the emerald, symbolizes success and love.
  • May in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to November in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • May was once considered a bad luck month to get married. There is an interesting poem that says “Marry in May and you’ll rue the day”.
  • In Old English May is called the “month of three milkings” referring to a time when the cows could be milked three times a day.
  • The Indianapolis 500 car race is held each year during this month.
  • The Kentucky Derby, the world’s most famous horse race, is also held on the second Saturday of this month.
  • School Principals’ Day on May 1
  • May 2 is World Tuna Day.
  • Root Canal Awareness Week on May 4
  • No Socks Day celebrated on May 8
  • 14 May is a Dance Like a Chicken Day.
  • May 28 – Slugs Return from Capistrano Day.

May” in Other Languages

  • Spanish – mayo
  • Latin – Maius
  • Italian – maggio
  • Chinese (Mandarin) – wuyuè
  • Danish – maj French – mai

Historical Names

  • Roman: Maius
  • Saxon: Thrimilci
  • Germanic: Wonne-mond

Celebrities Who was born and Died on May 22?

Famous Birthdays on May 22

  • 1999 – Camren Bicondova, American actress
  • 1992 – Anna Baryshnikov, American actress
  • 1989 – Corey Dickerson, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Julian Edelman, American football player
  • 1984 – Dustin Moskovitz, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook
  • 1983 – Natasha Kai, American soccer player and Olympic medalist
  • 1982 – Apolo Ohno, American speed skater
  • 1981 – Daniel Bryan, American wrestler
  • 1980 – Sharice Davids, American politician
  • 1979 – Maggie Q, American actress
  • 1978 – Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress
  • 1976 – Christian Vande Velde, American cyclist
  • 1972 – Max Brooks, American author and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Brody Stevens, American comedian and actor (d. 2019)
  • 1969 – Cathy McMorris Rodgers, American lawyer and politician
  • 1965 – Jay Carney, American journalist, 29th White House Press Secretary
  • 1966 – Johnny Gill, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1962 – Brian Pillman, American football player and wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1959 – Olin Browne, American golfer
  • 1956 – Lucie Brock-Broido, American poet (d. 2018)
  • 1957 – Lisa Murkowski, American lawyer and politician
  • 1943 – Tommy John, American baseball player
  • 1942 – Roger Brown, American basketball player (d. 1997)[13]
  • 1942 – Ted Kaczynski, American academic and mathematician turned anarchist and serial murderer (Unabomber)
  • 1940 – Bernard Shaw, American journalist
  • 1940 – Mick Tingelhoff, American Pro Football Hall of Famer
  • 1938 – Richard Benjamin, American actor and director
  • 1938 – Susan Strasberg, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1939 – Paul Winfield, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1940 – Kieth Merrill, American filmmaker

Famous Birthdays on May 22

  • 2017 – Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (b. 1981)
  • 2015 – Marques Haynes, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Wesley A. Brown, American lieutenant and engineer (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Sigurd Ottovich Schmidt, Russian historian and ethnographer (b. 1922)
  • 2008 – Robert Asprin, American soldier and author (b. 1946)
  • 2010 – Martin Gardner, American mathematician, cryptographer, and author (b. 1914)
  • 2011 – Joseph Brooks, American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (b. 1938)
  • 2005 – Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • 2004 – Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
  • 1997 – Alfred Hershey, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
  • 1998 – John Derek, American actor, director, and photographer (b. 1926)
  • 1991 – Stan Mortensen, English footballer and manager (b. 1921)
  • 1992 – Zellig Harris, American linguist and academic (b. 1909)
  • 1990 – Rocky Graziano, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 1975 – Lefty Grove, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • 1966 – Tom Goddard, English cricketer (b. 1900)
  • 1967 – Langston Hughes, American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright (b. 1902)
  • 1967 – Charlotte Serber, American Librarian of the Manhattan Project’s Los Alamos site (b. 1911)
  • 1954 – Chief Bender, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1884)
  • 1938 – William Glackens, American painter and illustrator (b. 1870)
  • 1861 – Thornsbury Bailey Brown, American soldier (b. 1829)
  • 1802 – Martha Washington, First, First Lady of the United States (b. 1731)
  • 1851 – Mordecai Manuel Noah, American journalist and diplomat (b. 1755)

Historical Events on May 22 (source)

  • 2017 – United States President Donald Trump visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall.
  • 2017 – Twenty-two people are killed at an Ariana Grande concert in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.
  • 2015 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in a public referendum.
  • 2014 – An explosion occurs in Ürümqi, capital of China’s far-western Xinjiang region, resulting in at least 43 deaths and 91 injuries.
  • 2012 – Tokyo Skytree opens to the public. It is the tallest tower in the world (634 m), and the second tallest man-made structure on Earth after Burj Khalifa (829.8 m).
  • 2011 – An EF5 tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri, killing 158 people and wreaking $2.8 billion in damages, the costliest and seventh-deadliest single tornado in U.S. history.
  • 2000 – In Sri Lanka, over 150 Tamil rebels are killed over two days of fighting for control in Jaffna.
  • 1998 – A U.S. federal judge rules that U.S. Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the Lewinsky scandal involving President Bill Clinton.
  • 1992 – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations.
  • 1990 – North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
  • 1972 – Over 400 women in Derry, Northern Ireland attack the offices of Sinn Féin following the shooting by the Irish Republican Army of a young British soldier on leave.
  • 1969 – Apollo 10’s lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon’s surface.
  • 1968 – The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard, 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
  • 1967 – Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping.
  • 1964 – Lyndon B. Johnson launches the Great Society.
  • 1962 – Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
  • 1960 – The Great Chilean earthquake, measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, hits southern Chile, becoming the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
  • 1957 – South Africa’s government approves of racial separation in universities.
  • 1947 – Cold War: The Truman Doctrine goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece.
  • 1943 – Joseph Stalin disbands the Comintern.
  • 1942 – Mexico enters the Second World War on the side of the Allies.
  • 1941 – During the Anglo-Iraqi War, British troops take Fallujah.
  • 1939 – World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.
  • 1927 – Near Xining, China, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake causes 200,000 deaths in one of the world’s most destructive earthquakes.
  • 1915 – Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, the only volcano besides Mount St. Helens to erupt in the contiguous U.S. during the 20th century.
  • 1906 – The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their “Flying-Machine”.
  • 1900 – The Associated Press is formed in New York City as a non-profit news cooperative.
  • 1866 – Oliver Winchester founded the Winchester Repeating Arms
  • 1864 – American Civil War: After ten weeks, the Union Army’s Red River Campaign ends in failure.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Union forces begin the Siege of Port Hudson which lasts 48 days, the longest siege in U.S. military history.
  • 1856 – Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina severely beats Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made regarding Southerners and slavery.
  • 1849 – Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is issued a patent for an invention to lift boats, making him the only U.S. president to ever hold a patent.
  • 1840 – The penal transportation of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
  • 1819 – SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1809 – On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna, Austria), Napoleon I is repelled by an enemy army for the first time.
  • 1807 – A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
  • 1766 – A large earthquake causes heavy damage and loss of life in Istanbul and the Marmara region.[6]
  • 1762 – Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
  • 1629 – Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Danish King Christian IV sign the Treaty of Lübeck ending Danish intervention in the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1629 – Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Danish King Christian IV sign the Treaty of Lübeck ending Danish intervention in the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1455 – Start of the Wars of the Roses: At the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England.
  • 1377 – Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
  • 1370 – Brussels massacre: Hundreds of Jews are murdered and the rest of the Jewish community is banished from Brussels, Belgium, for allegedly desecrating consecrated Host.
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