Historical Events on 22nd May

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334 BC - The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
760 - 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1176 - Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo
1200 - Peace of Goulet
1370 - Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels, Belgium
1377 - Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
1455 - Opening battle in England's 30-year Wars of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI
1526 - Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
1570 - 1st atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps
1594 - Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen
1629 - Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck
1659 - France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty
1712 - Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary
First Sultan of Egypt and Syria SaladinFirst Sultan of Egypt and Syria Saladin 1746 - Russia & Austria sign treaty of cooperation
1761 - 1st life insurance policy in North America issued in Philadelphia
1762 - Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty
1784 - Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy
1799 - Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews
1803 - 1st public library opens (Connecticut)
1807 - Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Va (acquitted)
1807 - Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Phila)
1819 - 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)
1826 - HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
1836 - Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf
1840 - The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1842 - Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns in New York state when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground.
1843 - 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon
1849 - Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (only US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions
1856 - Violence in the US Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner
1858 - Confederación Granadina (now Colombia) forms
1863 - General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg
1863 - War Dept establishes Bureau of Colored Troops
1864 - Battle of N Anna River, VA (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 - Cubs' Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out
US President & Union General Ulysses S. GrantUS President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant 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 Natl 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
1897 - The Blackwall Tunnel, London, under the River Thames was officially opened
1900 - Associated Press organizes in NYC 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
1902 - US President Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague
1903 - Launch of the White Star Liner SS Ionic.
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 an aeroplane
1906 - A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: these were the last British soldiers stationed in Canada
1907 - Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex v 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)
1915 - Lassen 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.
1916 - French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun
Archaeologist and astronomer Andrew DouglassArchaeologist and astronomer Andrew Douglass 1919 - Andrew E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites
1923 - Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier
1926 - "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1
1926 - Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China
1926 - Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop
1927 - 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed
1927 - Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
1928 - US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
1930 - Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
1930 - Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game
1931 - Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida
1933 - Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shekChinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek 1933 - World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated
1936 - Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
1938 - Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
1939 - Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"
1940 - Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with nazis
1940 - UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city
1941 - British troops attack Baghdad
1942 - Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan
1942 - The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
1943 - 1st jet fighter is tested
1943 - RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander"
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1943 - Stalin disbands Komintern
1945 - 6th US Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa
1945 - NSB-Fuhrer Rost van Tonningen makes failed suicide attempt
1946 - Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers 5-3
1946 - First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico
1947 - "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece
1947 - 1st US ballistic missile fired
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 - US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill
1953 - Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4
1954 - 80th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 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, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win
1957 - South Africa government approves race separation in universities
1959 - Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black major general in US Air Force
1960 - Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severly damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM
1961 - "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
1961 - "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42
1961 - 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle) opens
Entertainer Bob HopeEntertainer Bob Hope 1962 - 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win
1962 - Netherlands telephone network becomes completely automated
1962 - Major Robert A Rushworth, USAF, takes X-15 to 30,600m
1962 - Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game
1962 - Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
1963 - AC 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 - LBJ presents "Great Society"
1965 - "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66
1965 - Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1
1965 - Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1966 - 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win
Actress Mary Tyler MooreActress Mary Tyler Moore 1966 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1967 - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)
1967 - Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel
1967 - Fire at L'Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)
1968 - Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single
1969 - Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface
1970 - Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 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
1971 - A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast
1972 - Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified
1972 - Ton Sijbrands becomes world checkers champion
1972 - US president Nixon begins visit to Moscow
1972 - Over 400 women in Derry attack the offices of Official Sinn Féin in Derry, North Ireland, following the shooting of William Best by the Official Irish Republican Army
1973 - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1973 - President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up
1974 - Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later
1974 - Soccer team Veendam forms
1974 - US 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 HR
1977 - Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1977 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1977 - Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11
1979 - Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada
1979 - Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v E Afr & Singapore v Arg)
1979 - 1st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO
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 HR
1985 - Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader
1985 - Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid
1985 - US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR
Actor Christopher WalkenActor Christopher Walken 1985 - "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco
1986 - Cher calls 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 - Károly Grósz succeeds party leader Janos Kádár in Hungary
1990 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23
1990 - Final episode of "Newhart" airs
1990 - Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
1990 - North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen
1990 - Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game
1990 - Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career
NFL Legend Deion SandersNFL Legend Deion Sanders 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 NJ
1992 - India launches its Agni rocket
1992 - Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show
1992 - NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 0
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" & logo
1995 - Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunion special, televised
1996 - "Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 perfs
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick BoweWorld Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick Bowe 1996 - Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time
1996 - Juventus of Italy wins UEFA Champions League final against Ajax of The Netherlands 4-2 on penalties in Rome
1997 - Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial.
1998 - Lewinsky 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.
2001 - NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 1
2002 - 37th Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & Alan Jackson win
2002 - In Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 2002 - American 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.
2002 - Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks
2003 - In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
2004 - The 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.
2004 - 57th Cannes Film Festival: "Fahrenheit 9/11", directed by Michael Moore wins the Palme d'Or. First documentary to win.
2004 - NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
2006 - Results from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announced. 55.4% of voters vote to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union.
Documentary Filmmaker Michael MooreDocumentary Filmmaker Michael Moore 2007 - NHL Western Conference Final: Anaheim Ducks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
2010 - Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb.,
2011 - An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.
2011 - 19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win
2012 - 14 people die and 30 are injured in train collision in India
2012 - Philip Philips is crowned the eleventh American Idol
2012 - NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Phoenix Coyotes, 4 games to 1

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