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Notable Historical Events for May 22nd

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

1939Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"

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.

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

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

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

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

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

1849Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device

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Notable Birthdays on May 22nd

1813Richard Wagner, Leipsig Germany, composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman)

1970Naomi Campbell, London England, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped)

1859Arthur Conan Doyle, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice

1930Harvey Milk, Woodmere New York, American politician and gay activist

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Notable Weddings on May 22nd

2010Singer-songwriter and guitarist Alanis Morissette (38) weds rapper Mario Treadway (32) in Los Angeles

2010"Numb3rs" star David Krumholtz (32) weds actress Vanessa Britting (29) at The Plaza Hotel in New York City

1945Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren (18) weds partner Ed Warren (18)

1860Major General George McClellan (33) weds Mary Ellen at Calvary Church in NYC, New York

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Notable Deaths on May 22nd

337Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome (306-37), dies at 47

1802Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady (1789-97), dies at 70

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