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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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 May - 22.  

1902  On May - 22 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 May - 22.  

1905  On May - 22 royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School  

1906  10th anniversary of Olympics, celebration held in Athens, Greece on May - 22.  

1906  Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane on May - 22.  

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

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

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

1907  On May - 22 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  On May - 22 laurence Olivier, England, actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer)  

1909  On May - 22 the first San Fransisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched  

1909  On May - 22 1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched  

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

1910  On May - 22 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 May - 22.  

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

1913  On May - 22 andrea C Bensddorp, Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal)  

1914  Vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders) on this day in history.  

1915  On May - 22 local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)  

1916  French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun on May - 22.  

1916  On May - 22 gordon Binkerd, composer  

1917  On May - 22 jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist  

1918  On May - 22 david Land, impressario  

1919  Paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79) on May - 22.  

1920  On May - 22 hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic  

1921  Marie E Wilton, writer, dies on May - 22.  

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  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  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 May - 22.  

1715  On this day in history birth of françois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)  

1722  On May - 22 birth of johannes Schmidlin, composer  

1724  Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772) was born on May - 22.  

1759  Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer was born on May - 22.  

1770  On May - 22 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  On May - 22 constantine the Great, emperor of Rome (306-37)/anti semite, dies  

0987  On this day in history 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 May - 22 death of henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)  

1457  On May - 22 death of saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)  

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  Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 on May - 22.