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Historical Events for May 22nd

  • Year 334 » The Macedonia (ancient kingdom) or Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus.
  • Year 853 Calendar » A Byzantine fleet Sack of Damietta (853) named sacks and destroys undefended Damietta in Egypt.
  • Year 1176 Calendar » The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo.
  • Year 1200 Calendar » King John, King of England known as John of England and King Philip II of France sign the Treaty of Le Goulet.
  • Year 1246 Calendar » Henry Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia named Henry Raspe is elected anti-king of the Kingdom of Germany, in opposition to Conrad IV of Germany or Conrad IV.
  • Year 1254 Calendar » Kingdom of Serbia (medieval) or Serbian King Stephen Uroš I of Serbia named Stephen Uroš I and the Republic of Venice sign a peace treaty.
  • Year 1377 Calendar » Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of England known as English theology known as theologian John Wycliffe.
  • Year 1455 Calendar » Start of the Wars of the Roses: at the First Battle of St Albans, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York called Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England.
  • Year 1762 Calendar » Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg (1762) known as Treaty of Hamburg.
  • Year 1807 Calendar » A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
  • Year 1807 » Most of the English town of Chudleigh is destroyed by fire.
  • Year 1809 Calendar » On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna, Austria), Napoleon I is repelled by an enemy army for the first time.
  • Year 1812 Calendar » Action of 22 May 1812: A small French two-frigate squadron comprising French frigate Ariane (1811) 'Ariane' and French frigate Andromaque (1811) 'Andromaque', returning from a commerce raiding campaign in the Atlantic, meets the 74-gun HMS Northumberland
  • Year 1816 Calendar » A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, Ely and Littleport riots of 1816 named riots over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spreads to Ely, Cambridgeshire named Ely the next day.
  • Year 1819 Calendar » The SS or Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived at Liverpool, England, on June 20.
  • Year 1826 Calendar » HMS known as Beagle departs on its first voyage.
  • Year 1840 Calendar » The penal transportation known as transportation of United Kingdom known as British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
  • Year 1848 Calendar » History of Martinique 1815-1899 or Slavery is abolished in Martinique.
  • Year 1856 Calendar » United States House of Representatives Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats United States Senate Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southern United States Souther
  • Year 1863 Calendar » American Civil War: Siege of Port Hudson Union (American Civil War) known as Union forces begin to lay siege to the Confederate States of America named Confederate-controlled Port Hudson, Louisiana.
  • Year 1871 Calendar » The United States Army known as U.S. Army issues an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska.
  • Year 1872 Calendar » Reconstruction Era called Reconstruction: President of the United States e.g U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act into law restoring full civil and political rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.
  • Year 1885 Calendar » Prior to burial in the Panthéon, the body of Victor Hugo was exposed under the Arc de Triomphe during the night.
  • Year 1897 Calendar » The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened
  • Year 1903 Calendar » Launch of the White Star Liner, SS known as Ionic.
  • Year 1906 Calendar » The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Airplane or Flying-Machine".
  • Year 1915 Calendar » Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the contiguous US during the 20th century.
  • Year 1915 » Three trains collide in the Quintinshill rail disaster near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246; the accident is found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction.
  • Year 1926 Calendar » Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Kuomintang, China.
  • Year 1939 Calendar » World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.
  • Year 1942 Calendar » World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.
  • Year 1942 » The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
  • Year 1942 » Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies of World War II known as Allies.
  • Year 1943 Calendar » Joseph Stalin disbands Comintern.
  • Year 1945 Calendar » Operation Paperclip United States Army Major Robert B. Staver recommends that the U.S. evacuate German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology.
  • Year 1947 Calendar » Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, the U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants United States dollar known as $400 million in military and economic aid to
  • Year 1958 Calendar » 1958 riots in Ceylon or Sri Lankan riots of 1958: This riot is a watershed event in the race relationship of the various ethnic communities of Sri Lanka. The total number of deaths is estimated to be 300, mostly Sri Lankan Tamil people named Tamils.
  • Year 1960 Calendar » An earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, now known as the 1960 Valdivia earthquake e.g Great Chilean Earthquake, hits southern Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
  • Year 1961 Calendar » An 1961 New South Wales earthquake e.g earthquake rocks New South Wales.
  • Year 1962 Calendar » Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
  • Year 1963 Calendar » An assassination attempt of Greek left-wing politician Grigoris Lambrakis, who will die five days later.
  • Year 1964 Calendar » The U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an "end to poverty and racial injustice" in America.
  • Year 1967 Calendar » Vietnam War: Vinh Xuan massacre.
  • Year 1968 Calendar » The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion SSN-589 6 sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
  • Year 1972 Calendar » Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Year 1980 Calendar » Namco releases the highly influential arcade game 'Pac-Man'.
  • Year 1987 Calendar » First ever 1987 Rugby World Cup Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand Rugby Union New Zealand playing Italy national rugby union team Italy at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Year 1987 » Hashimpura massacre in Meerut, India.
  • Year 1990 Calendar » Yemen Arab Republic or North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
  • Year 1990 » Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system.
  • Year 1992 Calendar » After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson known as The Tonight Show' for the last time.
  • Year 1992 » Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations.
  • Year 1998 Calendar » 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.
  • Year 2002 Calendar » 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 16th Street Baptist Church bombing named bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
  • Year 2002 » In Washington, D.C., the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
  • Year 2003 Calendar » In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
  • Year 2008 Calendar » The Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence unleashes 235 tornadoes, including an Enhanced Fujita scale EF4 and an Enhanced Fujita scale EF5 tornado, between May 22 and May 31, 2008. The tornadoes strike 19 U.S. state states and one Canadian province.
  • Year 2010 Calendar » An Air India Express Boeing 737 Air India Express Flight 812 known as goes over a cliff and crashes upon landing at Mangalore, India, killing 158 of the 166 people on board. It is the worst crash involving a Boeing 737.
  • Year 2011 Calendar » 2011 Joplin tornado or An EF5 tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri, killing 162 people and wreaking $2.8 billion worth in damage—the costliest and seventh-deadliest single tornado in U.S. history.
  • Year 2012 Calendar » Tokyo Skytree is opened to public. It is the List of tallest towers in the world or tallest tower in world (634 m), and the second tallest man-made structure on Earth, after Burj Khalifa (829.8 m).

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