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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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

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  Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje) on May - 22.  

1905  Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School on May - 22.  

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

1906  On May - 22 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 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  The first San Fransisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched on this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history 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  Andrea C Bensddorp, Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal) on May - 22.  

1914  Vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders) on May - 22.  

1915  Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland) on May - 22.  

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  David Land, impressario on this day in history.  

1919  On May - 22 paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)  

1920  Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic on this day in history.  

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

1922  On May - 22 judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide)  

1923  Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier on May - 22.  

1924  The birth of Charles Aznavour, French born singer on May - 22.  

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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  On May - 22 birth of abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37)  

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 May - 22.  

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

1759  Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer was born on this day in history.  

1770  On May - 22 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  Constantine the Great, emperor of Rome (306-37)/anti semite, dies on this day in history.  

0987  On May - 22 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  Death of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle) on this day in history.  

1457  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of john Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471)  

1540  On May - 22 francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57