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Historical Events For May - 22

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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 May - 22.  

1925  Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects) on May - 22.  

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

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

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

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  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  On May - 22 canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida  

1931  Kenny Ball, rocker on this day in history.  

1932  Lady Augusta, [Isabella Gregory], playwright (Gold Apple), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1933  On this day in history 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  On May - 22 world Trade Day/National Maritime Day first celebrated  

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  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  Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field on May - 22.  

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

1939  Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel" on May - 22.  

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

1940  On May - 22 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  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 this day in history.  

1715  François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794) was born on May - 22.  

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

1724  On this day in history 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  On May - 22 birth of ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833)  

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

1501  Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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.  

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