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Historical Events For May - 22

Friday, 28 July 2017

1900  On this day in history edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player  

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

1902  On May - 22 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6  

1903  Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic on this day in history.  

1904  On May - 22 anne de Vries, writer (Bartje)  

1905  Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School on this day in history.  

1906  10th anniversary of Olympics, celebration held in Athens, Greece on this day in history.  

1906  On May - 22 wright Brothers patent an aeroplane  

1906  On May - 22 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece  

1906  Harry Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie) on this day in history.  

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1907  Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex vs Somerset on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history the birth of Laurence Olivier, British actor of stage and screen  

1907  Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Mddx v Somerset on this day in history.  

1907  Laurence Olivier, England, actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer) on this day in history.  

1909  The first San Fransisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched on May - 22.  

1909  1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched on May - 22.  

1910  On May - 22 johnny Olson, TV announcer (Price is Right)  

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 this day in history.  

1911  Anatol Rapoport, Russ/US mathem/biologist (game theory) on this day in history.  

1912  On May - 22 hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP (Farmers Party)  

1913  Andrea C Bensddorp, Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal) on May - 22.  

1914  Vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders) on this day in history.  

1915  Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland) on this day in history.  

1916  On May - 22 french troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun  

1916  On May - 22 gordon Binkerd, composer  

1917  Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist on May - 22.  

1918  David Land, impressario on this day in history.  

1919  Paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79) on this day in history.  

1920  On May - 22 hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic  

1921  On May - 22 marie E Wilton, writer, dies  

1922  Judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide) on May - 22.  

1923  Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier on this day in history.  

1924  On this day in history the birth of Charles Aznavour, French born singer  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1622  Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

1671  Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37) was born on May - 22.  

1715  On this day in history birth of françois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)  

1722  On this day in history birth of johannes Schmidlin, composer  

1724  On May - 22 birth of marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)  

1759  On this day in history birth of gervais-Francois Couperin, composer  

1770  On this day in history birth of princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)  

1772  Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833) was born on May - 22.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0337  Constantine the Great, emperor of Rome (306-37)/anti semite, dies on May - 22.  

0987  On May - 22 death of louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20  

1068  Death of Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025) on this day in history.  

1455  On May - 22 death of henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)  

1457  On May - 22 death of saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)  

1501  On May - 22 robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66  

1538  Death of John Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471) on May - 22.  

1540  Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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