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Events and People Who Made History on May 22

8th Century

760 - 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

12th Century

1176 - Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo

13th Century

1200 - Peace of Goulet

14th Century

1370 - Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels Belgium

15th Century

1455 - Open battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses (St. Albans)
1455 - Richard of York takes St. Albans, kidnapping King Henry VI

16th Century

1526 - Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence and Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
1570 - 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published
1594 - Earl Mauritius and Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen

17th Century

1629 - Emperor Ferdinand II and Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck
1659 - France, England and Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty

18th Century

1712 - Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary
1746 - Russia and Austria signs treaty of cooperation
1761 - 1st life insurance policy in U.S., issued in Philadelphia
1762 - Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
1784 - Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy

19th Century

1803 - 1st public library opens (Connecticut)
1807 - Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Virginia (acquitted)
1807 - Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks in Philadelphia
1819 - 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)
1836 - Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St. Paul," premieres in Dusseldorf
1843 - 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon
1849 - Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device
1856 - Violence in Senate, South Carolina Representative Brooks used a cane on Massachusetts Senator Sumner
1858 - Confederacion Granadina (now Colombia) forms
1863 - General Grant begins siege on Vicksburg
1863 - War Department establishes Bureau of Colored Troops
1864 - Battle of N Anna River, Virginia (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)
1868 - Great Train Robbery-7 men (Reno Brother) make off with $98,000 in cash
1872 - Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)
1877 - 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38
1883 - Cub's Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out
1884 - 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
1885 - 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49
1888 - Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers
1891 - 1st motion picture shown to National Federation of Women's Clubs
1892 - Dr. Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube
1893 - Montreal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game

20th Century

1900 - Associated Press organizes in New York City as non-profit news cooperative
1900 - Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player
1902 - 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
1905 - Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School
1906 - 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
1906 - 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
1906 - Wright Brothers patent the aeroplane
1907 - Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Mddx vs. Somerset
1909 - 1st San Francisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched
1911 - Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
1915 - Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)
1916 - French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun
1923 - Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier
1924 - In Chicago, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks
1926 - Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China
1926 - Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop
1926 - "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1
1927 - 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed
1927 - Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
1928 - U.S. Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
1930 - Ruth hits 3 consecutive home run (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
1930 - Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 home runs in a game
1931 - Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida
1933 - Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay
1933 - World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated
1938 - Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
1939 - Hitler and Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"
1940 - Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with nazis
1940 - Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris
1941 - British troops attack Baghdad
1942 - Mexico declares war on nazi-Germany and Japan
1943 - 1st jet fighter is tested
1943 - RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander"
1943 - Stalin disbands Komintern
1945 - 6th Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa
1945 - NSB-Fuhrer Rost van Tonningen attempts and fails at suicide
1946 - Yankees turn triple-play and defeat Tigers' 5-3
1947 - 1st U.S. ballistic missile fired
1947 - "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece
1950 - Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey
1950 - Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
1950 - Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London
1953 - President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill
1953 - Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yankees beat Washington 12-4
1954 - 80th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4
1954 - KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed
1955 - Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th
1956 - "Bob Hope Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1956 - KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, Texas (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - KBTexas TV channel 3 in Bryan, Texas (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 home runs in 6th inning in 11-0 win
1957 - South Africa government approves race separation in universities
1959 - Benjamin O Davis, Jr. becomes 1st black General-major in USAF
1960 - Virtually all coastal towns between 37th and 44th parallels severly damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM
1961 - 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle), opens
1961 - "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
1961 - "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42
1962 - 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall and Shirley Booth
1962 - Netherlands telephone net becomes completely automated
1962 - Robert A. Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600m
1962 - Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game
1963 - A. C. Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London
1963 - Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured
1963 - Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade
1964 - Lyndon Baines Johnson presents "Great Society"
1965 - Beatles' "Ticket to Ride," single goes #1
1965 - Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1965 - "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66
1966 - 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
1966 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1967 - Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel
1967 - Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)
1967 - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," debuts on NET (now PBS)
1968 - Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 home runs, a double and a single
1969 - Stafford and Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface
1970 - Arab terrorists kill 9 children and 3 adults on a school bus
1970 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1970 - Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0
1972 - Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified
1972 - Ton Sijbrands becomes world checker champion
1972 - U.S. president Nixon begins visit Moscow
1973 - Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1973 - President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up
1974 - Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly and dies 14 months later
1974 - Soccer team Veendam forms
1974 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 - 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1
1976 - NASA launches space vehicle S-179
1976 - St. Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 home run
1977 - Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)
1977 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1977 - Red Sox (6) and Brewers (5) tie single game home run record of 11
1979 - Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau
1979 - Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG vs. E Afr and Singapore vs. Arg)
1980 - Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue marry
1981 - Soyuz 40 returns to Earth
1983 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament
1983 - Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit home run
1985 - Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader
1985 - Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid
1985 - U.S. sailor Michael L. Walker arrested for spying for U.S.S.R.
1986 - Cher called David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC
1987 - 30 killed in a Texas tornado
1988 - 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner
1988 - Karoly Grosz succeeds party leader Janos Kadar in Hungary
1990 - Andre Dawson sets record being intentionally walked 5 times
1990 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23
1990 - Final episode of "Newhart" airs
1990 - Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
1990 - North and South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen
1991 - Inter Milan wins 20th UEFA Cup at Rome
1991 - NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
1991 - Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea
1992 - California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in New Jersey
1992 - India launches its Agni rocket
1992 - Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show
1993 - Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 - Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1994 - Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" and logo
1995 - Laverne and Shirley 20th anniversary reunionn special, televised
1996 - Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time
1996 - "Tartuffe: Born Again," opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 29 performances
1998 - Federal rules that the Secret Service must testify in the Lewinsky case

21st Century

2004 - Stanley Cup Finals, Tampa Bay Lightnings beat Calgary Flames 4 games to 3


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