On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1849

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (only US President to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Perrier, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council, born in Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland (d. 1913)
1849 Highlights

About May 22, 1849

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini