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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Thursday, 24 July 2014

1900  Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history earth tremor causes explosion at Coal Creek mine, 8 km from Fernie, killing 128 miners.  

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  On this day in history anne de Vries, writer (Bartje)  

1905  On this day in history royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School  

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

1906  Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history the first San Fransisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched  

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

1910  Johnny Olson, TV announcer (Price is Right) on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46  

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  Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP (Farmers Party) on this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history andrea C Bensddorp, Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal)  

1914  On this day in history vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders)  

1915  On this day in history local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)  

1916  French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history gordon Binkerd, composer  

1917  Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist on this day in history.  

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  Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history marie E Wilton, writer, dies  

1922  Judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide) on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier  

1924  The birth of Charles Aznavour, French born singer on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1622  On this day in history birth of louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698)  

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

1772  On this day in history birth of ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833)  

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 this day in history.  

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  Death of John Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471) on this day in history.  

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