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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Tuesday, 29 July 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  Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic on this day in history.  

1904  Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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  Gordon Binkerd, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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  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  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  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  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  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 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