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May 22nd, 2012 (May 22 2012)EventA daytime meteor shower, possibly Zeta Pirseid, observed in China.
May 22nd, 2008 (May 22 2008)EventAn attempted Islamic terrorist attack in Exeter leads to an explosion and the injury of the perpetrator.
May 22nd, 2008 (May 22 2008)DeathRobert Asprin, American author (born in 1946)
May 22nd, 2006 (May 22 2006)EventResults from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announcedied in 55.4% of voters vote to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union.
May 22nd, 2006 (May 22 2006)DeathLee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organisation (born in 1945)
May 22nd, 2006 (May 22 2006)DeathHeather Crowe, Canadian activist (born in 1945)
May 22nd, 2005 (May 22 2005)DeathCharilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (born in 1914)
May 22nd, 2005 (May 22 2005)DeathJulia Randall, American poet (born in 1924)
May 22nd, 2005 (May 22 2005)DeathThurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (born in 1914)
May 22nd, 2004 (May 22 2004)EventFelipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family marries Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano.
May 22nd, 2004 (May 22 2004)EventThe U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It also kills one local resident.
May 22nd, 2004 (May 22 2004)DeathRichard Biggs, American actor (born in 1960)
May 22nd, 2004 (May 22 2004)DeathMikhail Voronin, Russian gymnast (born in 1945)
May 22nd, 2003 (May 22 2003)EventIn Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sorenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.Annika Sorenstam Quotes
May 22nd, 2003 (May 22 2003)DeathOusmane Zongo, Burkinabe shooting victim
May 22nd, 2002 (May 22 2002)EventIn Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
May 22nd, 2002 (May 22 2002)EventAmerican civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
May 22nd, 1998 (May 22 1998)EventLewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.Bill Clinton Quotes
May 22nd, 1998 (May 22 1998)DeathJose Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (born in 1910)
May 22nd, 1997 (May 22 1997)EventKelly Flinn, US Air Force s first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial. Martial Quotes
May 22nd, 1997 (May 22 1997)DeathAlfred Hershey, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1908)Alfred Nobel Quotes
May 22nd, 1992 (May 22 1992)EventAfter 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time.
May 22nd, 1992 (May 22 1992)DeathZellig Harris, American linguist (born in 1909)
May 22nd, 1990 (May 22 1990)EventNorth and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
May 22nd, 1990 (May 22 1990)EventThe Windows 3.0 operating system is released by Microsoft.
May 22nd, 1990 (May 22 1990)DeathRocky Graziano, American boxer (born in 1922)
May 22nd, 1989 (May 22 1989)DeathSteven DeGroote, South African classical pianist (born in 1953)
May 22nd, 1988 (May 22 1988)DeathGiorgio Almirante, Italian politician (born in 1914)
May 22nd, 1987 (May 22 1987)BirthNovak Dokovic, Serbian tennis player
May 22nd, 1985 (May 22 1985)BirthMarc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
May 22nd, 1985 (May 22 1985)BirthTranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer
May 22nd, 1985 (May 22 1985)BirthCaridee English, American Model
May 22nd, 1984 (May 22 1984)BirthJoe Lauzon, American martial artist Martial Quotes
May 22nd, 1984 (May 22 1984)BirthDustin Moskovitz, American businessman
May 22nd, 1983 (May 22 1983)BirthJohn Hopkins, Anglo-American motorcycling racer
May 22nd, 1983 (May 22 1983)DeathAlbert Claude, Belgian biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1899)
May 22nd, 1982 (May 22 1982)BirthApolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater
May 22nd, 1982 (May 22 1982)BirthJohn Bobek, American actor
May 22nd, 1981 (May 22 1981)BirthBryan Danielson, American professional wrestler
May 22nd, 1981 (May 22 1981)BirthJurgen Melzer, Austrian tennis player
May 22nd, 1980 (May 22 1980)BirthRhett Fisher, actor/musician
May 22nd, 1980 (May 22 1980)BirthSteven Baker, Australian rules footballer
May 22nd, 1980 (May 22 1980)BirthChad Tracy, American baseball player
May 22nd, 1979 (May 22 1979)BirthNadia Khan, TV Presenter
May 22nd, 1979 (May 22 1979)BirthMaggie Q, American actress
May 22nd, 1978 (May 22 1978)BirthGinnifer Goodwin, American actress
May 22nd, 1978 (May 22 1978)BirthKatie Price, British model
May 22nd, 1977 (May 22 1977)BirthAlastair Ralphs, Canadian professional wrestler
May 22nd, 1977 (May 22 1977)BirthSean Og O hAilpin, Irish hurler
May 22nd, 1977 (May 22 1977)BirthDre Bly, American Football Player
May 22nd, 1977 (May 22 1977)BirthVinnie Potestivo, American TV Producer
May 22nd, 1975 (May 22 1975)BirthJanne Niinimaa, Finnish ice hockey player
May 22nd, 1975 (May 22 1975)BirthTracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
May 22nd, 1975 (May 22 1975)BirthSalvador Ballesta, Spanish Footballer.
May 22nd, 1975 (May 22 1975)DeathLefty Grove, American Baseball Player (born in 1900)
May 22nd, 1974 (May 22 1974)BirthJohn Bale, American baseball player
May 22nd, 1974 (May 22 1974)BirthSean Gunn, American actor
May 22nd, 1974 (May 22 1974)BirthA. J. Langer, American actress
May 22nd, 1973 (May 22 1973)BirthNikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor
May 22nd, 1973 (May 22 1973)BirthJulian Tavarez, Dominican baseball player Julian Quotes
May 22nd, 1973 (May 22 1973)BirthDanny Tiatto, Australian soccer player
May 22nd, 1972 (May 22 1972)EventCeylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
May 22nd, 1972 (May 22 1972)BirthAnna Belknap, American actress
May 22nd, 1972 (May 22 1972)BirthAnnabel Chong, Singapore actress
May 22nd, 1972 (May 22 1972)BirthAlison Eastwood, American actress and model
May 22nd, 1972 (May 22 1972)DeathCecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet and writer (born in 1904)Cecil Day Lewis Quotes
May 22nd, 1972 (May 22 1972)DeathMargaret Rutherford, English actress (born in 1892)
May 22nd, 1971 (May 22 1971)BirthManuel Ortiz, Mexican professional wrestler
May 22nd, 1970 (May 22 1970)BirthNaomi Campbell, English model and actress
May 22nd, 1970 (May 22 1970)BirthPedro Diniz, Brazilian Formula One driver
May 22nd, 1969 (May 22 1969)EventApollo 10 s lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon s surface.
May 22nd, 1968 (May 22 1968)EventThe nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
May 22nd, 1968 (May 22 1968)BirthKevin Carolan, American actor and comedian
May 22nd, 1967 (May 22 1967)EventThe L Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, resulting in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured.
May 22nd, 1967 (May 22 1967)BirthBrooke Smith, American actress
May 22nd, 1967 (May 22 1967)BirthJohn Vanderslice, American musician
May 22nd, 1967 (May 22 1967)DeathLangston Hughes, American writer (born in 1902)
May 22nd, 1966 (May 22 1966)BirthKenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)
May 22nd, 1966 (May 22 1966)BirthJose Mesa, Dominican baseball player
May 22nd, 1966 (May 22 1966)DeathTom Goddard, English cricketer (born in 1900)
May 22nd, 1965 (May 22 1965)DeathChristopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (born in 1882)
May 22nd, 1964 (May 22 1964)EventU.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an "end to poverty and racial injustice" in America.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
May 22nd, 1964 (May 22 1964)BirthAshley Renee, American fetish model
May 22nd, 1963 (May 22 1963)EventAssassination attempt of Greek left-wing politician Gregoris Lambrakis, who will die five days afterwards.
May 22nd, 1962 (May 22 1962)EventContinental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
May 22nd, 1962 (May 22 1962)BirthBrian Pillman, American professional wrestler (died in 1997)
May 22nd, 1961 (May 22 1961)BirthAnn Cusack, American actress
May 22nd, 1960 (May 22 1960)EventAn earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, now known as the Great Chilean Earthquake, hits southern Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
May 22nd, 1960 (May 22 1960)BirthHideaki Anno, Japanese director
May 22nd, 1959 (May 22 1959)BirthSteven Morrissey, English singer Morrissey Quotes
May 22nd, 1957 (May 22 1957)BirthLisa Murkowski, American politician
May 22nd, 1957 (May 22 1957)BirthGary Sweet, Australian actor
May 22nd, 1956 (May 22 1956)BirthAl Corley, American actor and producer
May 22nd, 1956 (May 22 1956)BirthNatasha Shneider, Russian-born musician
May 22nd, 1955 (May 22 1955)BirthJimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money)
May 22nd, 1955 (May 22 1955)BirthDale Winton, British radio DJ and television presenter
May 22nd, 1955 (May 22 1955)BirthJerry Dammers, English musician (The Specials)
May 22nd, 1955 (May 22 1955)BirthChalmers "Spanky" Alford, American jazz guitarist (died in 2008)
May 22nd, 1953 (May 22 1953)BirthDoris Barnett, German politician
May 22nd, 1953 (May 22 1953)BirthCha Bum-Kun, Korean footballer
May 22nd, 1952 (May 22 1952)BirthBernhard Brinkmann, German politician
May 22nd, 1950 (May 22 1950)BirthAlekos Alavanos, Greek politician
May 22nd, 1950 (May 22 1950)BirthBernie Taupin, English songwriter
May 22nd, 1948 (May 22 1948)BirthRichard Baker, American politician
May 22nd, 1947 (May 22 1947)EventCold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece.Harry S. Truman Quotes
May 22nd, 1946 (May 22 1946)BirthHoward Kendall, English footballer and football manager
May 22nd, 1946 (May 22 1946)BirthGeorge Best, Northern Irish footballer (died in 2005)George Best Quotes
May 22nd, 1943 (May 22 1943)BirthTommy John, American baseball player
May 22nd, 1943 (May 22 1943)BirthBetty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
May 22nd, 1943 (May 22 1943)BirthGesine Schwan, German politician and science professor
May 22nd, 1942 (May 22 1942)EventMexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies.
May 22nd, 1942 (May 22 1942)EventThe Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
May 22nd, 1942 (May 22 1942)EventWorld War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.Ted Williams Quotes
May 22nd, 1942 (May 22 1942)BirthTheodore Kaczynski, American terrorist
May 22nd, 1942 (May 22 1942)BirthCalvin Simon, American musician (P Funk)
May 22nd, 1942 (May 22 1942)BirthBarbara Parkins, Canadian actress
May 22nd, 1941 (May 22 1941)BirthPaul Winfield, American actor (died in 2004)
May 22nd, 1941 (May 22 1941)BirthSir Menzies Campbell, British politician
May 22nd, 1941 (May 22 1941)BirthMartha Langbein, German athlete
May 22nd, 1940 (May 22 1940)BirthBernard Shaw, American television journalist
May 22nd, 1940 (May 22 1940)BirthMichael Sarrazin, Canadian actor
May 22nd, 1939 (May 22 1939)EventWorld War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.
May 22nd, 1939 (May 22 1939)DeathErnst Toller, German author (born in 1893)
May 22nd, 1939 (May 22 1939)DeathJiri Mahen, Czech author (born in 1882)
May 22nd, 1938 (May 22 1938)BirthRichard Benjamin, American actor
May 22nd, 1938 (May 22 1938)BirthSusan Strasberg, American actress (died in 1999)
May 22nd, 1936 (May 22 1936)EventAer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
May 22nd, 1936 (May 22 1936)BirthM. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (died in 2005)
May 22nd, 1935 (May 22 1935)BirthRon Piche, Quebec baseball player
May 22nd, 1934 (May 22 1934)BirthPeter Nero, American musician
May 22nd, 1934 (May 22 1934)BirthArne Harris, American television sports director (died in 2001)
May 22nd, 1932 (May 22 1932)DeathLady Gregory, Irish playwright (born in 1852)
May 22nd, 1930 (May 22 1930)BirthJohn Barth, American writer
May 22nd, 1930 (May 22 1930)BirthHarvey Milk, American politician and civil rights activist (died in 1978)Harvey Milk Quotes
May 22nd, 1930 (May 22 1930)BirthKenny Ball, British musician
May 22nd, 1928 (May 22 1928)BirthT. Boone Pickens, Jr., American businessman, chair of hedge fund BP Capital Management
May 22nd, 1927 (May 22 1927)BirthGeorge Andrew Olah, Hungarian-born chemist, Nobel laureate
May 22nd, 1927 (May 22 1927)BirthMichael Constantine, American actor
May 22nd, 1927 (May 22 1927)BirthPhil Tucker, American director
May 22nd, 1925 (May 22 1925)BirthJames King, American tenor (died in 2005)
May 22nd, 1925 (May 22 1925)BirthJean Tinguely, Swiss artist (died in 1991)
May 22nd, 1924 (May 22 1924)BirthCharles Aznavour, French singer, actor, and composer
May 22nd, 1922 (May 22 1922)BirthQuinn Martin, American television producer (died in 1987)
May 22nd, 1920 (May 22 1920)BirthThomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (died in 2004)Thomas Gold Quotes
May 22nd, 1917 (May 22 1917)BirthGeorg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (died in 1999)
May 22nd, 1917 (May 22 1917)BirthNathan Davis, American actor
May 22nd, 1917 (May 22 1917)BirthDaniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer
May 22nd, 1915 (May 22 1915)EventLassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain, other than Mount St. Helens, to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century.
May 22nd, 1915 (May 22 1915)EventFive trains collide in the Quintinshill rail crash near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246; the accident is found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction.
May 22nd, 1914 (May 22 1914)BirthVance Packard, American author (died in 1996)
May 22nd, 1914 (May 22 1914)BirthSun Ra, American musician (died in 1993)
May 22nd, 1912 (May 22 1912)BirthHerbert C. Brown, English-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 2004)
May 22nd, 1911 (May 22 1911)BirthAnatol Rapoport, Russian-born mathematical psychologist and pianist (died in 2007)
May 22nd, 1910 (May 22 1910)BirthJohnny Olson, American game show announcer (died in 1985)
May 22nd, 1910 (May 22 1910)DeathJules Renard, French author (born in 1864)
May 22nd, 1908 (May 22 1908)BirthRattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (died in 1970)
May 22nd, 1908 (May 22 1908)BirthHorton Smith. American golfer (died in 1963)
May 22nd, 1907 (May 22 1907)BirthHerge, Belgian comic book creator (died in 1983)
May 22nd, 1907 (May 22 1907)BirthSir Laurence Olivier, acclaimed English stage and screen actor (died in 1989)
May 22nd, 1906 (May 22 1906)EventThe 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.
May 22nd, 1906 (May 22 1906)EventThe Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine".
May 22nd, 1904 (May 22 1904)BirthPaul Viiding, Estonian poet (died in 1962)
May 22nd, 1903 (May 22 1903)EventLaunch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic.
May 22nd, 1903 (May 22 1903)BirthYves Rocard, French physicist (died in 1992)
May 22nd, 1902 (May 22 1902)BirthAl Simmons, American baseball player (died in 1956)
May 22nd, 1901 (May 22 1901)BirthMaurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1953)
May 22nd, 1901 (May 22 1901)DeathGaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (born in 1869)
May 22nd, 1900 (May 22 1900)BirthYvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (died in 1979)Charles de Gaulle Quotes
May 22nd, 1897 (May 22 1897)EventThe Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was officially opened
May 22nd, 1891 (May 22 1891)BirthEddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (died in 1963)
May 22nd, 1885 (May 22 1885)BirthGiacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (died in 1924)
May 22nd, 1885 (May 22 1885)BirthToyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (died in 1957)
May 22nd, 1885 (May 22 1885)DeathVictor Hugo, French author (born in 1802)Victor Hugo Quotes
May 22nd, 1879 (May 22 1879)BirthWarwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer (died in 1947)
May 22nd, 1879 (May 22 1879)BirthAlla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (died in 1945)
May 22nd, 1874 (May 22 1874)BirthDaniel Francois Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (died in 1959)
May 22nd, 1872 (May 22 1872)EventReconstruction: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act of 1872 into law restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
May 22nd, 1868 (May 22 1868)DeathJulius Plucker, German mathematician and physicist (born in 1801)
May 22nd, 1859 (May 22 1859)BirthSir Arthur Conan Doyle, British physician and writer (died in 1930)Arthur Conan Doyle Quotes
May 22nd, 1859 (May 22 1859)DeathKing Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (born in 1810)
May 22nd, 1856 (May 22 1856)EventCongressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas ("Bleeding Kansas").
May 22nd, 1851 (May 22 1851)DeathMordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (born in 1755)
May 22nd, 1849 (May 22 1849)BirthLouis Perrier, Swiss politician (died in 1913)
May 22nd, 1848 (May 22 1848)EventSlavery is abolished in Martinique.
May 22nd, 1844 (May 22 1844)EventPersian Prophet The Bab announces his revelation, founding Babism. He announces to the world the coming of "He whom God shall make manifest". He is considered the forerunner of Baha u llah, the founder of the Baha i Faith.
May 22nd, 1844 (May 22 1844)BirthMary Cassatt, American artist (died in 1926)
May 22nd, 1843 (May 22 1843)EventThousands of people and their cattle head west via wagon train from Independence, Missouri to what would later become the Oregon Territory. It is part of the Great Migration. They follow what is now known as the Oregon Trail.
May 22nd, 1842 (May 22 1842)EventFarmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground.
May 22nd, 1841 (May 22 1841)BirthCatulle Mendes, French poet (died in 1909)
May 22nd, 1840 (May 22 1840)EventThe transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
May 22nd, 1826 (May 22 1826)EventThe HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
May 22nd, 1823 (May 22 1823)BirthSolomon Bundy, American politician (died in 1889) Solomon Quotes
May 22nd, 1823 (May 22 1823)BirthIsabella Glyn Dallas, British Shakepearean actress (died in 1889)
May 22nd, 1819 (May 22 1819)EventThe SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20.
May 22nd, 1813 (May 22 1813)BirthRichard Wagner, German composer (died in 1883)Richard Wagner Quotes
May 22nd, 1809 (May 22 1809)EventOn the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time.
May 22nd, 1808 (May 22 1808)BirthGerard de Nerval, French writer (died in 1855)
May 22nd, 1807 (May 22 1807)EventA grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.Aaron Burr Quotes
May 22nd, 1807 (May 22 1807)EventMost of the English town of Chudleigh destroyed by fire
May 22nd, 1795 (May 22 1795)DeathEwald Friedrich, Count von Hertzberg, Prussian statesman (born in 1725)
May 22nd, 1775 (May 22 1775)EventQuebec - Jean-Olivier Briand (1715-1794) Bishop of Quebec orders loyalty to Britain, forbids Canadians women to marry soldiers in the invading American army.
May 22nd, 1772 (May 22 1772)BirthRam Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (died in 1833)
May 22nd, 1772 (May 22 1772)DeathDurastante Natalucci, Italian historian (born in 1687)
May 22nd, 1770 (May 22 1770)BirthPrincess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (died in 1840)
May 22nd, 1762 (May 22 1762)EventSweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
May 22nd, 1760 (May 22 1760)DeathIsrael ben Eliezer, Polish-born mystical rabbi (born in 1700)
May 22nd, 1746 (May 22 1746)DeathThomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (born in 1660)Thomas Southerne Quotes
May 22nd, 1745 (May 22 1745)DeathFrancois-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (born in 1671)
May 22nd, 1724 (May 22 1724)BirthMarc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (died in 1772)
May 22nd, 1715 (May 22 1715)BirthFrancois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (died in 1794)
May 22nd, 1667 (May 22 1667)DeathPope Alexander VII (born in 1599)Alexander Pope Quotes
May 22nd, 1666 (May 22 1666)DeathGaspar Schott, German scientist (born in 1608)
May 22nd, 1622 (May 22 1622)BirthLouis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (died in 1698)
May 22nd, 1540 (May 22 1540)DeathFrancesco Guicciardini, Italian historian (born in 1483)
May 22nd, 1538 (May 22 1538)DeathJohn Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (born in 1471)
May 22nd, 1457 (May 22 1457)DeathSaint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (born in 1381)
May 22nd, 1455 (May 22 1455)EventWars of the Roses: at the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England.
May 22nd, 1455 (May 22 1455)DeathHenry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)
May 22nd, 1455 (May 22 1455)DeathEdmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (killed in battle) (born in 1406)
May 22nd, 1381 (May 22 1381)BirthSaint Rita of Cascia, Italian Saint (died in 1457)
May 22nd, 1377 (May 22 1377)EventPope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
May 22nd, 1176 (May 22 1176)EventMurder attempt by the Hashshashin (Assassins) on Saladin near Aleppo.
May 22nd, 1068 (May 22 1068)DeathEmperor Go-Reizei of Japan (born in 1025)
May 22nd, 0748 (May 22 0748)DeathEmpress Gensho of Japan (born in 680)
May 22nd, 0337 (May 22 0337)EventDeath anniversary - "Constantine the Great" Saint Constantine Flavius Valerius Constantinus (AD285-AD337) born on February 27, AD285 in Upper Moisia at Naissers, became Emperor in AD307 - died at Ankyrona near Nicomedia.
May 22nd, 0337 (May 22 0337)DeathConstantine the Great, Roman Emperor (born in 272)
May 22nd, 0334 (May 22 0334)EventThe Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. Alexander the Great Quotes

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