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2010Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb.,

19791st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO

1993Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1990Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

1998Lewinsky 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.

1919Andrew E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites

1962Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game

2002Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks

1986Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC

1964LBJ presents "Great Society"

196618th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

1956"Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV

1849Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device

334 BCThe Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus

201119th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win

1983Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament

1979Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada

1985Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader

1943Stalin disbands Komintern

1176Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo

1939Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"

1863General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg

1990Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

1963Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade

1799Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews

1940UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city

1977Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

198834th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner

May 22nd Historical Events
Date Event
334
The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus 
BC
AD
760
14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
1176
Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo 
1200
Peace of Goulet 
1370
Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels, Belgium 
1377
Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe. 
1455
Opening battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI 
1526
Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac 
1570
1st atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps 
1594
Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen 
1629
Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck 
1659
France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty 
1712
Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary 
1746
Russia & Austria sign treaty of cooperation 
1761
1st life insurance policy in North America issued in Philadelphia 
1762
Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty 
1784
Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy 
1799
Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews 
1803
1st public library opens (Connecticut) 
1807
Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Va (acquitted) 
1807
Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Phila) 
1819
1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga) 
1826
The HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage. 
1836
Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf 
1840
The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished. 
1842
Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground. 
1843
1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon 
1849
Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device 
1856
Violence in Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner 
1858
Confederación Granadina (now Colombia) forms 
1863
General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg 
1863
War Dept establishes Bureau of Colored Troops 
1864
Battle of N Anna River, VA (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown) 
1868
Great Train Robbery-7 men (Reno Brother) make off with $98,000 in cash 
1872
Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500) 
1877
3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38 
1883
Cubs' Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out 
1884
1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters 
1885
13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49 
1888
Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers 
1891
1st motion picture shown to Natl Federation of Women's Clubs 
1892
Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube 
1893
Montreal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game 
1897
The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames was officially opened 
1900
Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative 
1900
Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player 
1902
36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6 
1902
US President Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague 
1903
Launch of the White Star Liner SS Ionic. 
1905
Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School 
1906
10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece 
1906
31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45 
1906
Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane 
1906
A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: these were the last British soldiers stationed in Canada 
1907
Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex v Somerset 
1909
1st SF fireboat, David Scannell, launched 
1911
Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row 
1915
Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna, Scotland) 
1915
Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain, other than Mount St. Helens, to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century. 
1916
French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun 
1919
Andrew E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites 
1923
Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier 
1924
In Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks 
1926
"Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1 
1926
Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China 
1926
Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop 
1927
8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed 
1927
Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4 
1928
US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act 
1930
Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930) 
1930
Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game 
1931
Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida 
1933
Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay 
1933
World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated 
1936
Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland. 
1938
Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field 
1939
Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel" 
1940
Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with nazis 
1940
UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city 
1941
British troops attack Baghdad 
1942
Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan 
1942
The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed. 
1943
1st jet fighter is tested 
1943
RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander" 
1943
Stalin disbands Komintern 
1945
6th US Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa 
1945
NSB-Fuhrer Rost van Tonningen makes failed suicide attempt 
1946
Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers 5-3 
1946
First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico 
1947
"Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece 
1947
1st US ballistic missile fired 
1950
Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey 
1950
Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize 
1950
Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London 
1953
US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill 
1953
Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4 
1954
80th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4 
1954
KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed 
1955
Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th 
1956
"Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
1956
KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1957
KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1957
Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win 
1957
South Africa government approves race separation in universities 
1959
Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black major general in US Air Force 
1960
Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severly damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM 
1961
"Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1 
1961
"Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42 
1961
1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle) opens 
1962
14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win 
1962
Netherlands telephone network becomes completely automated 
1962
Major Robert A Rushworth, USAF, takes X-15 to 30,600m 
1962
Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game 
1962
Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board. 
1963
A C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London 
1963
Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured 
1963
Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade 
1964
LBJ presents "Great Society" 
1965
"Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66 
1965
Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1 
1965
Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ 
1966
18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win 
1966
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
1967
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS) 
1967
Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel 
1967
Fire at L'Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium) 
1968
Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single 
1969
Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface 
1970
Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus 
1970
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
1970
Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0 
1971
A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast 
1972
Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified 
1972
Ton Sijbrands becomes world checkers champion 
1972
US president Nixon begins visit to Moscow 
1972
Over 400 women in Derry attack the offices of Official Sinn Féin in Derry, North Ireland, following the shooting of William Best by the Official Irish Republican Army 
1973
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
1973
President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up 
1974
Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later 
1974
Soccer team Veendam forms 
1974
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1975
8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1 
1976
NASA launches space vehicle S-179 
1976
St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR 
1977
Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years) 
1977
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic 
1977
Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11 
1979
Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada 
1979
Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v E Afr & Singapore v Arg) 
1979
1st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO 
1981
Soyuz 40 returns to Earth 
1983
Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament 
1983
Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR 
1985
Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader 
1985
Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid 
1985
US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR 
1986
Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC 
1987
30 killed in a Texas tornado 
1988
34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner 
1988
Károly Grósz succeeds party leader Janos Kádár in Hungary 
1990
Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23 
1990
Final episode of "Newhart" airs 
1990
Microsoft releases Windows 3.0 
1990
North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen 
1990
Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game 
1990
Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career 
1991
Inter Milan wins 20th UEFA Cup at Rome 
1991
NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994 
1991
Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea 
1992
California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in NJ 
1992
India launches its Agni rocket 
1992
Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show 
1993
Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
1994
Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1994
Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo 
1995
Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunionn special, televised 
1996
"Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 perfs 
1996
Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time 
1997
Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial. 
1998
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
2002
37th Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & Alan Jackson wins 
2002
In Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park. 
2002
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 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. 
2002
Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 
2003
In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years. 
2004
The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It also kills one local resident. 
2006
Results from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announced. 55.4% of voters vote to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union. 
2010
Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb., 
2011
An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950. 
2011
19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win 
2012
14 people die and 30 are injured in train collision in India 
2012
Philip Philips is crowned the eleventh American Idol 
2014
Royal Thai Armed Forces launch a coup d'état against the caretaker government of Thailand 
2016
Horse racing: Exaggerator wins Preakness, Nyquist finishes third 
2016
Obama, bound for Vietnam, seeks to turn old foe into new partner 
2016
Afghan Taliban leader Mansour 'probably killed' in US air strike 
2017
Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards 
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