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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1992 (May 22 1992)EventAfter 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1939 (May 22 1939)EventWorld War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.
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, 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, 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, 1903 (May 22 1903)EventLaunch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic.
May 22nd, 1897 (May 22 1897)EventThe Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was officially opened
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1762 (May 22 1762)EventSweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
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, 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, 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, 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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