What Happened on May 22, 1906

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 10th anniversary Olympic games close in Athens, Greece
  • 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 patent an aeroplane

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie)