May 22

May 22 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on May 22, include:

  • Canadian Immigrants Day 
  • Harvey Milk Day (California) 
  • International Day for Biological Diversity 
  • National Maritime Day 
  • National Vanilla Pudding Day
  • World Goth Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include May 22, are:

  • Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS) - May 21-27, 2017
  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Week - May 21-27, 2017
  • National Backyard Games Week - May 22-29, 2017 (Week before Memorial Day)
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Full Week in May)
  • National Heritage Breeds Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Full Week in May)
  • National Medical Transcription Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Week in May)
  • National New Friends, Old Friends - May 21-27, 2017
  • National Safe Boating Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Week Before Memorial Day)
  • National Stationary Week - May 21-24, 2017
  • Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Last Full Week in May) 
  • World Trade Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Week in May)

2017 Monthly Holidays that include May 22, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 22 is Gemini.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:

  • The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
  • Hawthorn


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1770 - Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
  • 1907 - Laurence Olivier, English actor, director, and producer (Wuthering Heights, Rebecca) (d. 1989)
  • 1930 - Harvey Milk, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1978) Harvey Milk Day is celebrated on this day in California
  • 1950 - Bernie Taupin, English singer and songwriter who wrote most of Elton John's songs
  • 1970 - Naomi Campbell, English model and actress
  • 1979 - Maggie Q, American model and actress (Nikita, Divergent)


Famous Deaths

  • 337 - Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (b. 272)
  • 1802 - Martha Washington, American wife of George Washington who was the 1st First Lady of the United States (b. 1731)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1980 - Actress Marlo Thomas marries Phil Donahue
  • 2001 - Actress Jane Fonda divorces CNN founder Ted Turner


Quote of the Day

Imagine what this world be would, and how relationships would be, if everyone was a GIVER!


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Information will be coming shortly!


This Day in History

  • 1807 - US Vice President Aaron Burr is indicted by a grand jury for treason
  • 1849 - Prior becoming the US President, Abraham Lincoln is issued a patent for an invention to lift boats over obstacles in rivers
  • 1872 - US President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act into law which restored full civil and political rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.
  • 1900 - The Associated Press (AP) is formed in NYC as a non-profit news cooperative
  • 1915 - Mt. Lassen erupts
  • 1927 - An 8.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Xining, China causing 200K deaths
  • 1960 - A 9.5 magnitude earthquake in southern Chile earns a record as the most powerful earthquake ever recorded
  • 1962 - Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board
  • 1973 - US President Richard Nixon confesses his role in the Watergate scandal
  • 2011 - Joplin, Missouri gets hit with an EF5 tornado that kills 162 people and does $2.8 billion in damages


This Day in Music

  • 1965 - Ticket To Ride by The Beatles' hits #1 in the US
  • 1967 - The Monkees' release their third album Headquarters that has them performing their own instruments for the first time. 
  • 1968 - Young Girl from Gary Puckett & the Union Gap hits #1 in the UK (video below)
  • 1971 - The Rolling Stones' album, Sticky Fingers hits #1 in the US
  • 1976 - Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney & Wings hits #1 in the US
  • 2000 - Kiss This is released by Aaron Tippin 


This Day in Sports

  • 1987 - The Rugby World Cup starts for the first time in Auckland, New Zealand against Italy
  • 1988 - Sherri Turner wins the 34th LPGA Championship
  • 1990 - Andre Dawson receives a record 5 international walks in a game
  • 1993 - Riddick Bowe wins Jesse Ferguson in 2 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Sangfroid (noun)

1. Composure, self-possession or imperturbability especially when in a dangerous situation.

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