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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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

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 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  On this day in history albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex vs Somerset  

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  On this day in history laurence Olivier, England, actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer)  

1909  The first San Fransisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched on this day in history.  

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

1911  On this day in history braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row  

1911  On this day in history anatol Rapoport, Russ/US mathem/biologist (game theory)  

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

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

1916  On this day in history french troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun  

1916  On this day in history gordon Binkerd, composer  

1917  On this day in history jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist  

1918  On this day in history david Land, impressario  

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

1920  On this day in history hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic  

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

1922  On this day in history judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide)  

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 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  Johannes Schmidlin, composer was born on this day in history.  

1724  On this day in history birth of marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)  

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

1770  Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840) was born on this day in history.  

1772  Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0337  On this day in history constantine the Great, emperor of Rome (306-37)/anti semite, dies  

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  On this day in history robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66  

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