On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1849

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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)