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Notable Historical Events for May 22nd

198834th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner

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

1863General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg

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

1977Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

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

1176Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo

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

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

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

May 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 22nd

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

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

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

1942[Theodore] Ted Kaczynski, Evergreen Park Illinois, American terrorist (Unabomber)

May 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 22nd

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

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

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

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

May 22nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 22nd

1967Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

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

May 22nd Deaths
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