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Historical Events For May - 22

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1959  On this day in history 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  Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo HI at 01 04 AM on May - 22.  

1960  Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo HI at 01:04 AM on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1962  On May - 22 netherlands telephone net becomes completely automated  

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1962  On May - 22 robert A Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600 meters  

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

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

1963  A C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London on May - 22.  

1963  On May - 22 greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured  

1964  LBJ presents "Great Society" on this day in history.  

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

1965  Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1 on this day in history.  

1965  Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champion on this day in history.  

1965  Ticket to Ride by the Beatles goes to Number One on the pop charts on this day in history.  

1965  Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77 on May - 22.  

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

1966  Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open on May - 22.  

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

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

1967  On this day in history "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)  

1967  Egyptian president Nasser closes Straits of Tiran to Israel on this day in history.  

1967  On May - 22 fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)  

1967  On May - 22 mister Rogers' Neighborhood debuts on public TV  

1967  On this day in history j Langston Hughes, US author (Tambourines to Glory), dies at 65  

1969  Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 miles (15km) above lunar surface on May - 22.  

1970  On May - 22 arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus  

1970  On May - 22 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

1970  Joseph W Krutch, US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of françois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)  

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  On May - 22 birth of gervais-Francois Couperin, composer  

1770  Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840) was born on this day in history.  

1772  Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833) was born on May - 22.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0337  On May - 22 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  Death of Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025) on May - 22.  

1455  Death of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle) on May - 22.  

1457  On this day in history death of saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)  

1501  On this day in history robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66  

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

1540  Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 on May - 22.  

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