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Historical Events For May - 22

Friday, 26 May 2017

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

1924  On May - 22 charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)  

1925  Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects) on this day in history.  

1925  John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Brit field marshall (WWI), dies at 72 on May - 22.  

1926  "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1 on May - 22.  

1926  Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China on May - 22.  

1926  Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop on May - 22.  

1927  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1928  Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer on May - 22.  

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

1929  On May - 22 asher Ben-Yohanan, composer  

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

1930  On May - 22 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  Kenny Ball, rocker on May - 22.  

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

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

1933  On May - 22 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 May - 22 peter Nero, NYC, conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY)  

1935  Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player on May - 22.  

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

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

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

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

1939  Ernst Toller, writer, dies at 45 on May - 22.  

1940  On May - 22 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 Birthdays In May - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1622  On May - 22 birth of louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698)  

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

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

1722  Johannes Schmidlin, composer was born on May - 22.  

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

1759  On May - 22 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 May - 22.  

0987  Death of Louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20 on May - 22.  

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 May - 22.  

1457  On May - 22 death of saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)  

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

1538  Death of John Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471) on this day in history.  

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

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