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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Friday, 28 November 2014

1924  In Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks on this day in history.  

1924  Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum) on this day in history.  

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 May - 22.  

1926  On this day in history chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China  

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

1927  On May - 22 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed  

1927  Near Xining, China a 8.3 quake caused 200,000 deaths. One of the world's most destructive earthquakes on May - 22.  

1927  On this day in history eric Petrie, cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's)  

1928  US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act on May - 22.  

1928  On May - 22 roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer  

1928  On May - 22 william HT Gairdner, Engl missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54  

1929  On this day in history asher Ben-Yohanan, composer  

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

1930  Dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior on this day in history.  

1931  Canned rattlesnake meat first goes on sale in Florida I'll pass thanks on May - 22.  

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 May - 22 john Mackay makes the first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster  

1933  On May - 22 loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay  

1933  World Trade Day/National Maritime Day first celebrated on May - 22.  

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

1933  On May - 22 john Browning, Denver Colorado, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956)  

1934  Peter Nero, NYC, conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY) on this day in history.  

1935  On this day in history ron Piché, Quebec baseball player  

1936  Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland on May - 22.  

1938  On May - 22 dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field  

1938  Frank Converse, actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On) on May - 22.  

1939  On May - 22 hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"  

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

1940  On this day in history decision to form 8th Division of AIF  

1940  On May - 22 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 May - 22.  

1671  On this day in history birth of abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37)  

1715  On May - 22 birth of françois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)  

1722  Johannes Schmidlin, composer was born on this day in history.  

1724  On May - 22 birth of marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)  

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

1770  Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840) was born on May - 22.  

1772  Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833) was born on May - 22.  

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  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  On May - 22 death of john Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471)  

1540  Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 on May - 22.