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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Thursday, 28 August 2014

1924  On this day in history in Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks  

1924  On this day in history charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)  

1925  On this day in history jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)  

1925  John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Brit field marshall (WWI), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1926  "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1 on this day in history.  

1926  Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China on this day in history.  

1926  Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop on this day in history.  

1927  On this day in history 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed  

1927  On this day in history near Xining, China a 8.3 quake caused 200,000 deaths. One of the world's most destructive earthquakes.  

1927  Eric Petrie, cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's) on this day in history.  

1928  On this day in history uS Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act  

1928  Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer on this day in history.  

1928  William HT Gairdner, Engl missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1929  Asher Ben-Yohanan, composer on this day in history.  

1930  On this day in history ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)  

1930  On this day in history dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior  

1931  Canned rattlesnake meat first goes on sale in Florida I'll pass thanks on this day in history.  

1931  Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida on this day in history.  

1931  Kenny Ball, rocker on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history lady Augusta, [Isabella Gregory], playwright (Gold Apple), dies at 80  

1933  On this day in history john Mackay makes the first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster  

1933  On this day in history loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay  

1933  On this day in history world Trade Day/National Maritime Day first celebrated  

1933  On this day in history loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay  

1933  On this day in history john Browning, Denver Colorado, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956)  

1934  On this day in history peter Nero, NYC, conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY)  

1935  Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.  

1938  On this day in history dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field  

1938  Frank Converse, actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On) on this day in history.  

1939  Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel" on this day in history.  

1939  Ernst Toller, writer, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

1940  Decision to form 8th Division of AIF on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history nazis at Channel trap the Allies at Belgium.  

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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 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  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  Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840) was born on this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history death of saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)  

1501  On this day in history robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66  

1538  On this day in history death of john Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471)  

1540  Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 on this day in history.