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Historical Events For May - 22

Monday, 27 March 2017

1900  On May - 22 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 May - 22 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6  

1903  Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic on May - 22.  

1904  On May - 22 anne de Vries, writer (Bartje)  

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

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

1906  On May - 22 wright Brothers patent an aeroplane  

1906  On May - 22 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece  

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  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 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  On May - 22 johnny Olson, TV announcer (Price is Right)  

1910  Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46 on May - 22.  

1911  On May - 22 braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row  

1911  On May - 22 anatol Rapoport, Russ/US mathem/biologist (game theory)  

1912  Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP (Farmers Party) on this day in history.  

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

1914  On May - 22 vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders)  

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

1916  On May - 22 french troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun  

1916  Gordon Binkerd, composer on May - 22.  

1917  Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist on May - 22.  

1918  David Land, impressario on this day in history.  

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

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 May - 22 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 May - 22.  

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

1759  On May - 22 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  Constantine the Great, emperor of Rome (306-37)/anti semite, dies on May - 22.  

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  Death of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle) on this day in history.  

1457  Death of Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381) on May - 22.  

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 May - 22 francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57  


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