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Historical Events For May - 22

Friday, 24 February 2017

1924  On May - 22 in Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks  

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

1925  On May - 22 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  On May - 22 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1  

1926  On May - 22 chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China  

1926  On May - 22 dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop  

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

1927  On May - 22 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 May - 22.  

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

1928  On this day in history roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer  

1928  William HT Gairdner, Engl missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54 on May - 22.  

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

1930  Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930) on this day in history.  

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 May - 22.  

1931  On May - 22 kenny Ball, rocker  

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  Loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay on this day in history.  

1933  On May - 22 world Trade Day/National Maritime Day first celebrated  

1933  Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay on May - 22.  

1933  John Browning, Denver Colorado, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956) on May - 22.  

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 May - 22 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 May - 22.  

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

1940  Decision to form 8th Division of AIF on May - 22.  

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 this day in history.  

1671  Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37) was born on May - 22.  

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

1759  On this day in history birth of gervais-Francois Couperin, composer  

1770  On this day in history birth of princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)  

1772  Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833) was born on this day in history.  

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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 May - 22 death of emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)  

1455  On this day in history death of henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)  

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

1501  On May - 22 robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66  

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.  

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