What Happened on May 22

Historical Events

  • 334 BC The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
  • 1570 1st atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps
  • 1843 1st wagon train with 700 - 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon
  • 1939 Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"
  • 1946 First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico
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Did You Know?

Loch Ness Monster is reportably 1st sighted by John Mackay

On May 22, 1933

Famous Weddings

  • 1860 Major General George McClellan (33) weds Mary Ellen at Calvary Church in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren (18) weds partner Ed Warren (18)
  • 1956 Actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy
  • 1980 Actress Marlo Thomas & talk host Phil Donahue marry
  • 2003 Actor and comedian Kevin Hart (23) weds Torrei Hart

Famous Divorces

  • 2001 Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married
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