Historical Events In May - 22
Saturday, 30 September 2023
1803 1st public library opens (Connecticut) on May - 22.
1804 On May - 22 john William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885
1807 Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond VA (acquitted) on this day in history.
1807 Townsend Speakman first sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Philadelphia) on May - 22.
1807 On May - 22 u S authorities arrest former vice president Aaron Burr February 19 in Alabama and bring him to trial May 22 at Richmond, Va , in a circuit court presided over by Chief Justice John Marshall of the Supreme Court Burr has apparently schemed to establish an independent nation comprised of Mexico and parts of the Louisiana Territory, but the court acquits him for lack of evidence
1807 On this day in history former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Va (acquitted)
1808 On this day in history g de Nerval, writer
1813 On this day in history the birth of Richard Wagner, German operatic composer
1813 Richard Wagner, Leipsig Germany, composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman) on this day in history.
1819 The first transatlantic crossing by steamship begins when the Savannah sails from Savannah, GA today and arrives in Liverpool on June 20 on this day in history.
1819 On this day in history 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)
1819 John H van Kinsbergen, lt-admiral/founder (Corps Marines), dies at 84 on May - 22.
1820 Alexander Ernst Fesca, composer on May - 22.
1821 Alfred Sully, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879 on May - 22.
1825 On this day in history domenico Corri, composer, dies at 80
1826 On May - 22 the HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
1826 George Parr, cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st Eng touring capt) on May - 22.
1836 On this day in history felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul" premieres in Düsseldorf
1836 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul," premieres in Dusseldorf on this day in history.
1840 On May - 22 the transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
1842 On May - 22 farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground.
1843 The first wagon train, 1000+ departs Independence MO for Oregon on May - 22.
1843 On this day in history 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon
1844 On this day in history mary Cassatt, US, Impressionist painter (Woman Bathing)
1849 Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device on this day in history.
1850 On May - 22 johann Schrammel, composer
1852 Emile Sauret, composer on May - 22.
1856 Violence in Senate, South Carolina Representative Brooks used a cane on Massachusetts Senator Sumner on May - 22.
1856 Violence in Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner on May - 22.
1858 Confederación Granadina (now Colombia) forms on May - 22.
1858 On this day in history confederaciÃ³n Granadina (now Colombia) forms
1859 Arthur Conan Doyle, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice on this day in history.
1859 Ferdinand II, [Re Bomba], Dutch King of Sicily, dies at 49 on this day in history.
1862 August Cuppens, Flemish author/pastor on May - 22.