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    • May 22, 0334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus.

    • May 22, 0760 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

    • May 22, 1176 "Murder attempt by ""Assassins"" on Saladin near Aleppo"

    • May 22, 1176 Murder attempt by the Hashshashin (Assassins) on Saladin near Aleppo.

    • May 22, 1200 Peace of Goulet

    • May 22, 1370 Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels Belgium

    • May 22, 1377 Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.

    • May 22, 1455 Open battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses (St Albans)

    • May 22, 1455 "Richard of York takes St Albans, kidnapping King Henry VI"

    • May 22, 1455 "Wars of the Roses: At the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England."

    • May 22, 1526 "Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac"

    • May 22, 1570 "The first atlas, with 70 maps, published"

    • May 22, 1594 Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen

    • May 22, 1629 Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lbeck

    • May 22, 1659 "France, England & Netherlands sign ""Hedges Concerto"" treaty"

    • May 22, 1712 Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary

    • May 22, 1746 Russia & Austria signs treaty of cooperation

    • May 22, 1761 "The first life insurance policy in the U S is issued, in Philadelphia"

    • May 22, 1784 Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy

    • May 22, 1807 A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.

    • May 22, 1807 Townsend Speakman first sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Philadelphia)

    • May 22, 1807 "U S authorities arrest former vice president Aaron Burr February 19 in Alabama and bring him to trial May 22 at Richmond, Va , in a circuit court presided over by Chief Justice John Marshall of the Supreme Court Burr has apparently schemed to establish an independent nation comprised of Mexico and parts of the Louisiana Territory, but the court acquits him for lack of evidence
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    • May 22, 1809 "Second and last Day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon was repelled by an enemy army for the first time."

    • 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."

    • May 22, 1836 "Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium ""St Paul"" premieres in Dsseldorf"

    • May 22, 1840 The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.

    • May 22, 1842 "Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns, when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground."

    • May 22, 1843 "The first wagon train, 1000+ departs Independence MO for Oregon"

    • May 22, 1843 "Thousands of people and their cattle headed west via wagon train from Independence, Missouri to what would later become the Oregon Territory. It was part of the Great Migration. They followed what is now known as the Oregon Trail."

    • May 22, 1844 "Persian Prophet The Bb announces His revelation, founding Bbism. He announced to the world of the coming of ""He whom God shall make manifest."" He is considered the forerunner of Bah'u'llh, the founder of the Bah' Faith."

    • May 22, 1848 The abolition of slavery in Martinque

    • May 22, 1849 Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device

    • May 22, 1856 "Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas (""Bleeding Kansas"")."

    • May 22, 1856 "Violence in Senate, South Carolina Representative Brooks used a cane on Massachusetts Senator Sumner"

    • May 22, 1863 General Grant begins siege on Vicksburg

    • May 22, 1863 War Department establishes Bureau of Colored Troops

    • May 22, 1864 "Battle of North Anna River VA (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)"

    • May 22, 1868 "The Great Train Robbery occurs near Marshfield, Indiana as seven members of the Reno gang make off with a bounty of $96,000"

    • May 22, 1872 Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)

    • May 22, 1872 Reconstruction: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act of 1872 into law restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.

    • May 22, 1888 Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers

    • May 22, 1892 Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube

    • May 22, 1893 "Montréal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in first Cup Game"

    • May 22, 1900 Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative

    • May 22, 1900 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player

    • May 22, 1902 "Earth tremor causes explosion at Coal Creek mine, 8 km from Fernie, killing 128 miners."

    • May 22, 1903 "Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic."

    • May 22, 1905 Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School

    • May 22, 1906 "10th anniversary of Olympics, celebration held in Athens, Greece"

    • May 22, 1906 "The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, opens in Athens."

    • May 22, 1906 "Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their ""Flying-Machine""."

    • May 22, 1906 Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane

    • May 22, 1907 "Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex vs Somerset"

    • May 22, 1909 "The first San Fransisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched"

    • May 22, 1915 "Five trains collide in the Quintinshill rail crash near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246; the accident is found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction."

    • May 22, 1915 "Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain to erupt other than Mount St. Helens in the continental US during the 20th century."

    • May 22, 1915 Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)

    • May 22, 1916 French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun

    • May 22, 1923 Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier

    • May 22, 1926 """Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue"" by Gene Austin hits #1"

    • May 22, 1926 Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China

    • May 22, 1926 Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop

    • May 22, 1927 "8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed"

    • May 22, 1927 "Near Xining, China a 8.3 quake caused 200,000 deaths. One of the world's most destructive earthquakes."

    • May 22, 1928 US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act

    • May 22, 1931 Canned rattlesnake meat first goes on sale in Florida I'll pass thanks

    • May 22, 1933 Emilian Dobrescu was born on this day in Romania

    • May 22, 1933 John Mackay makes the first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster

    • May 22, 1933 Loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay

    • May 22, 1933 World Trade Day/National Maritime Day first celebrated

    • May 22, 1936 Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.

    • May 22, 1939 "Hitler & Mussolini sign ""Pact of Steel"""

    • May 22, 1940 Decision to form 8th Division of AIF

    • May 22, 1940 Nazis at Channel trap the Allies at Belgium.

    • May 22, 1941 British troops attack Baghdad

    • May 22, 1941 "Second Lieutenant Charles Hazlitt UPHAM 20 th NZ Battalion, won the first of two Victoria Crosses on Crete"

    • May 22, 1942 Mxico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan

    • May 22, 1942 Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies.

    • May 22, 1942 World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.

    • May 22, 1943 "RAF scatters first copies of ""The Flying Hollander"""

    • May 22, 1943 Stalin disbands Komintern

    • May 22, 1944 Two new RCN torpedo boat flotillas start operating off coast of France.

    • May 22, 1945 6th Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa

    • May 22, 1945 "Barin Road, Solomons, cleared"

    • May 22, 1945 NSB-Fhrer Rost van Tonningen attempts & fails at suicide

    • May 22, 1947 """Truman Doctrine"" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece"

    • May 22, 1947 "Cold War: In an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece."

    • May 22, 1947 The first US ballistic missile fired

    • May 22, 1950 Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey

    • May 22, 1950 Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize

    • May 22, 1954 Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed

    • May 22, 1955 Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th

    • May 22, 1956 """Bob Hope Show"" last airs on NBC-TV"

    • May 22, 1957 South Africa Government approves race separation in universities

    • May 22, 1959 Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes first black general-major in USAF

    • May 22, 1960 Chile a 9.5 quake was one of the 10 Largest Earthquakes in the World.

    • May 22, 1960 Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo HI at 01:04 AM

    • May 22, 1961 """Mother-In-Law"" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1"

    • May 22, 1961 """Touchables In Brooklyn"" by Dickie Goodman hits #42"

    • May 22, 1961 "The first revolving restaurant (Top Of The Space Needle in Seattle), opens"

    • May 22, 1962 "14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth"

    • May 22, 1962 Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode.

    • May 22, 1962 Netherlands telephone net becomes completely automated

    • May 22, 1962 "Robert A Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600 meters"

    • May 22, 1962 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game

    • May 22, 1963 A C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London

    • May 22, 1963 Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured

    • May 22, 1964 "LBJ presents ""Great Society"""

    • May 22, 1965 """Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious"" hits #66"

    • May 22, 1965 "Beatles' ""Ticket to Ride"" single goes #1"

    • May 22, 1965 "Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champion"

    • May 22, 1965 Ticket to Ride by the Beatles goes to Number One on the pop charts

    • May 22, 1966 "18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore"

    • May 22, 1966 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

    • May 22, 1967 """Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"" debuts on NET (now PBS)"

    • May 22, 1967 Egyptian president Nasser closes Straits of Tiran to Israel

    • May 22, 1967 "Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)"

    • May 22, 1967 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood debuts on public TV

    • May 22, 1967 "The L'Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, which results in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured."

    • May 22, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett - Young Girl

    • May 22, 1969 Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon's surface.

    • May 22, 1969 Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 miles (15km) above lunar surface

    • May 22, 1970 Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus

    • May 22, 1971 "Norwegian cruise vessel Meteor catches fire in Strait of Georgia; 70 passengers saved, 32 crew members killed."

    • May 22, 1972 "Ceylon adopts a new constitution thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations."

    • May 22, 1972 Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified

    • May 22, 1972 Ton Sijbrands becomes world checker champion

    • May 22, 1972 US President Nixon begins visit Moscow

    • May 22, 1973 "National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was established. This is a program to involve Nigerian graduates in the development of their country. There is no military conscription in Nigeria, but since 1973 graduates of universities and later Polytechnics have been required to take part in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program of their service year.- Nigeria"

    • May 22, 1973 President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up

    • May 22, 1973 U S President Richard Nixon confesses his role in the Watergate cover-up

    • May 22, 1974 Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later

    • May 22, 1974 Soccer team Veendam forms

    • May 22, 1977 Final European scheduled run of the Orient Express (94 years)

    • May 22, 1979 "Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau but not for long"

    • May 22, 1979 "The first of two McDonnell Douglas AV-8C Harriers arrived at NATC, Patuxent River for service acceptance trials"

    • May 22, 1980 Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry

    • May 22, 1981 Soyuz 40 returns to Earth

    • May 22, 1985 Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid

    • May 22, 1985 US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR

    • May 22, 1987 30 killed in a Texas tornado

    • May 22, 1988 Kroly Grsz succeeds party leader Jnos Kdr in Hungary

    • May 22, 1990 Andre Dawson sets record being intentionally walked 5 times

    • May 22, 1990 North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen

    • May 22, 1990 North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.

    • May 22, 1990 The final episode of Newhart airs on CBS TV

    • May 22, 1990 The Windows 3.0 operating system is released by Microsoft.

    • May 22, 1991 Inter Milan wins 20th UEFA Cup at Rome

    • May 22, 1991 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994

    • May 22, 1991 Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea

    • May 22, 1992 "After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time."

    • May 22, 1992 California Angels are involved in a bus crash in New Jersey

    • May 22, 1992 India launches its Agni rocket

    • May 22, 1992 Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of the Tonight Show

    • May 22, 1993 Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

    • May 22, 1995 Bangladesh Shahityacharcha Kendro established.

    • May 22, 1995 "Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunionn special, televised"

    • May 22, 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."

    • May 22, 1998 In Central Bolivia a 6.6 earthquake at least 105 people killed and 150 injured in the Aiquile-Totora area.

    • May 22, 1998 "Lewinsky scandal: A federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton."

    • May 22, 2003 "In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Srenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years."

    • May 22, 2004 "Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family marries Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano."

    • May 22, 2004 "The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It also killed one local resident."

    • May 22, 2006 "Results from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announced. 55.4% of voters voted to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union."

    • May 22, 2010 "American boy, 13, breaks Everest record. Jordan Romero, a 13-year-old American became the youngest climber to ever summit Mount Everest"







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