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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Friday, 29 August 2014

1959  On this day in history benjamin O Davis Jr becomes first black general-major in USAF  

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

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.  

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

1961  "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1 on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history "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  On this day in history joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53  

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

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

1962  On this day in history robert A Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600 meters  

1962  Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game on this day in history.  

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

1963  On this day in history a C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London  

1963  Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured on this day in history.  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1966  On this day in history shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open  

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

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

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 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  J Langston Hughes, US author (Tambourines to Glory), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1969  Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 miles (15km) above lunar surface on this day in history.  

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  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  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  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  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  Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833) was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381) on this day in history.  

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

1538  On this day in history death of john Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471)  

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