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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Friday, 18 April 2014

1924  On this day in history 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 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  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  8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1931  On this day in history kenny Ball, rocker  

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

1933  John Mackay makes the first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster on this day in history.  

1933  Loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay on this day in history.  

1933  World Trade Day/National Maritime Day first celebrated on this day in history.  

1933  Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay on this day in history.  

1933  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1938  Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field on this day in history.  

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

1939  On this day in history hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"  

1939  On this day in history ernst Toller, writer, dies at 45  

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

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

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

1715  François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794) was born on this day in history.  

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  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  Death of Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025) on this day in history.  

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

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  Death of John Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471) on this day in history.  

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