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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.  

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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  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1622  On May - 22 birth of louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698)  

1671  On May - 22 birth of abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37)  

1715  On May - 22 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  Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772) was born on this day in history.  

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

1770  Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840) was born on May - 22.  

1772  On May - 22 birth of ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833)  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1068  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)  

1455  On this day in history death of henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)  

1457  Death of Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381) on this day in history.  

1501  Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1538  On this day in history death of john Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471)  

1540  On this day in history francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57  

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