May 22 is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year.There are many by great and memorable events that have occurred on on this day, these are just a few.

  • May 22 is also known as:
    • National but a Musical Instrument Day:
      • This day is all about playing music
      • If you do not own a instrument, today is the day to finally get one
      • If you already own a instrument, today is the day to get a new one.
      • Use #BuyAMusicalInstrumentDay to post on social media.
    • National Maritime Day
      • This is a day to celebrate the lives and sacrifices made by America’s merchant Marines.
      • Each year the Department of Transportation holds a national ceremony in Washinton D.C. There is a national ceremony in Washington D.C. at the Department of Transportation headquarters. Try to attend this to pay honor to the Merchant Marines
      • This day was created by the US Congress on May 20 1993
      • Use #NationalMaritimeDay to post on social media.
  • Historical Events
    • On May 22 1762 Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
    • On May 22 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.
    • On May 22 1863 American Civil War : Union forces begin the Siege of Port Hudson.
    • On May 22 1906 The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their “Flying-Machine
    • On May 22 1927  Near Xining, China a 8.3 quake caused 200,000 deaths in one of the world’s most destructive earthquakes.
    • On May 22 1942  The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
    • On May 22 1945 United States Army Major Robert B. Staver recommends that the U.S. evacuate German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.
    • On May 22 1960  An earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, now known as the Great Chilean earthquake, hits southern Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
    • On May 22 1962  Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
    • On May 22 1968 The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
    • On May 22 1980 Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man.
    • On May 22 2008 The Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence unleashes 235 tornadoes, including an EF4 and an EF5 tornado, between May 22 and May 31, 2008. The tornadoes strike 19 states and one Canadian province.
    • On May 22 2010 An Air India Express Boeing 737 goes over a cliff and crashes upon landing at Mangalore, India, killing 158 of the 166 people on board. It is the worst crash involving a Boeing 737.
    • On May 22 2011 An EF5 tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri, killing 162 people and wreaking $2.8 billion worth in damage—the costliest and seventh-deadliest single tornado in U.S. history.
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