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Historical Events For May - 22

Sunday, 28 May 2017

1959  On May - 22 benjamin O Davis Jr becomes first black general-major in USAF  

1960  Chile a 9.5 quake was one of the 10 Largest Earthquakes in the World on this day in history.  

1960  On May - 22 virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo HI at 01 04 AM  

1960  Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo HI at 01:04 AM on May - 22.  

1961  On May - 22 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1  

1961  On May - 22 "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42  

1961  The first revolving restaurant (Top Of The Space Needle in Seattle), opens on this day in history.  

1961  Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53 on this day in history.  

1962  14th Emmy Awards Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth on May - 22.  

1962  Netherlands telephone net becomes completely automated on this day in history.  

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1962  Robert A Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600 meters on this day in history.  

1962  On May - 22 roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game  

1962  On this day in history 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth  

1963  A C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London on this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured  

1964  On this day in history lBJ presents "Great Society"  

1965  "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66 on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1  

1965  On this day in history mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champion  

1965  On May - 22 ticket to Ride by the Beatles goes to Number One on the pop charts  

1965  Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1966  On May - 22 18th Emmy Awards Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore  

1966  Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open on this day in history.  

1966  Tom Goddard, cricketer (22 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1930-39), dies on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore  

1967  "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS) on May - 22.  

1967  On this day in history egyptian president Nasser closes Straits of Tiran to Israel  

1967  On this day in history fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)  

1967  Mister Rogers' Neighborhood debuts on public TV on this day in history.  

1967  On May - 22 j Langston Hughes, US author (Tambourines to Glory), dies at 65  

1969  On May - 22 stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 miles (15km) above lunar surface  

1970  Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus on this day in history.  

1970  France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history joseph W Krutch, US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1622  On this day in history 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  On May - 22 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)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0337  On this day in history constantine the Great, emperor of Rome (306-37)/anti semite, dies  

0987  On May - 22 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  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  Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66 on May - 22.  

1538  Death of John Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471) on May - 22.  

1540  On this day in history francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57  

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