Historical Events For May - 22
Thursday, 25 May 2017
1900 On this day in history edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player
1902 On this day in history earth tremor causes explosion at Coal Creek mine, 8 km from Fernie, killing 128 miners.
1902 On May - 22 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
1903 On this day in history launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic.
1904 Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje) on this day in history.
1905 Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School on May - 22.
1906 10th anniversary of Olympics, celebration held in Athens, Greece on May - 22.
1906 Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane on May - 22.
1906 On May - 22 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
1906 Harry Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie) on May - 22.
1907 Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex vs Somerset on May - 22.
1907 The birth of Laurence Olivier, British actor of stage and screen on May - 22.
1907 Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Mddx v Somerset on this day in history.
1907 On May - 22 laurence Olivier, England, actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer)
1909 The first San Fransisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched on this day in history.
1909 On May - 22 1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched
1910 Johnny Olson, TV announcer (Price is Right) on May - 22.
1910 Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46 on May - 22.
1911 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row on May - 22.
1911 Anatol Rapoport, Russ/US mathem/biologist (game theory) on this day in history.
1912 Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP (Farmers Party) on May - 22.
1913 Andrea C Bensddorp, Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal) on this day in history.
1914 Vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders) on May - 22.
1915 Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland) on this day in history.
1916 French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun on this day in history.
1916 Gordon Binkerd, composer on May - 22.
1917 On May - 22 jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist
1918 On May - 22 david Land, impressario
1919 On May - 22 paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)
1920 Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic on May - 22.
1921 Marie E Wilton, writer, dies on May - 22.
1922 On this day in history judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide)
1923 On May - 22 stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier
1924 On this day in history the birth of Charles Aznavour, French born singer