On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1906

Historical Events

  • 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
  • A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: the last British soldiers stationed in Canada
  • Wright Brothers are granted a patent for their "flying machine," having applied for one 3 years earlier (patent no. 821,393)
1906 Highlights

About May 22, 1906

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini