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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Saturday, 23 August 2014

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

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

1902  36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6 on this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history wright Brothers patent an aeroplane  

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)  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)  

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

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

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

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

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

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  Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 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