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Historical Events For May - 22

Saturday, 25 February 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 this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history 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  Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje) on this day in history.  

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

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

1906  Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane on May - 22.  

1906  On this day in history 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece  

1906  On this day in history harry Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie)  

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

1907  The birth of Laurence Olivier, British actor of stage and screen on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Mddx v Somerset  

1907  Laurence Olivier, England, actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer) on May - 22.  

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

1909  1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history johnny Olson, TV announcer (Price is Right)  

1910  Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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 May - 22.  

1912  On this day in history hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP (Farmers Party)  

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  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  On May - 22 david Land, impressario  

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

1920  Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic on May - 22.  

1921  Marie E Wilton, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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

1923  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

1715  François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794) was born on this day in history.  

1722  On May - 22 birth of johannes Schmidlin, composer  

1724  Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772) was born on this day in history.  

1759  On May - 22 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 this day in history.  

0987  Death of Louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20 on May - 22.  

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

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  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 May - 22.  

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