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What happend on 22. May in History

In our data base we found 326 events happened on 22. May:
  • 192: Dong Zhuo, Chinese politician and warlord, Chancellor of Han (b. 138) [category: Deaths]
  • 337: Constantine the Great (b. 272) [category: Deaths]
  • 748: Empress Genshō of Japan (b. 680) [category: Deaths]
  • 853: A Byzantine fleet sacks and destroys undefended Damietta in Egypt [category: Events]
  • 985: St. Bobo French Knight [category: Deaths]

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  • 1068: Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025) [category: Deaths]
  • 1176: The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo. [category: Events]
  • 1200: King John of England and King Philip II of France sign the Treaty of Le Goulet. [category: Events]
  • 1254: Serbian King Stephen Uroš I and the Republic of Venice sign a peace treaty. [category: Events]
  • 1377: Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe. [category: Events]
  • 1455: Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (b. 1406) [category: Deaths]
  • 1455: Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician [category: Deaths]
  • 1455: Wars of the Roses: at the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England. [category: Events]
  • 1457: Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381) [category: Deaths]
  • 1538: John Forrest, English friar and martyr (b. 1471) [category: Deaths]
  • 1540: Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian (b. 1483) [category: Deaths]
  • 1622: Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier, courtier, and Governor General of New France (d. 1698) [category: Births]
  • 1629: Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign the Treaty of Lübeck to end the Danish intervention in the Thirty Years' War. [category: Events]
  • 1666: Gaspar Schott, German scientist (b. 1608) [category: Deaths]
  • 1667: Pope Alexander VII (b. 1599) [category: Deaths]

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  • 1715: François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794) [category: Births]
  • 1724: Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772) [category: Births]
  • 1733: Hubert Robert, French artist (d. 1808) [category: Births]
  • 1745: François Marie de Broglie, Duke of Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671) [category: Deaths]
  • 1746: Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (b. 1660) [category: Deaths]
  • 1760: Israel ben Eliezer, Polish rabbi (b. 1700) [category: Deaths]
  • 1762: Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg. [category: Events]
  • 1770: Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840) [category: Births]
  • 1772: Ram Mohan Roy, Indian reformer (d. 1833) [category: Births]
  • 1772: Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (b. 1687) [category: Deaths]
  • 1783: William Sturgeon, English physicist and inventor, invented the Electromagnet and Electric motor (d. 1850) [category: Births]
  • 1795: Ewald Friedrich, Count von Hertzberg, Prussian statesman (b. 1725) [category: Deaths]
  • 1802: Martha Washington, American wife of George Washington, 1st First Lady of the United States (b. 1731) [category: Deaths]
  • 1807: A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason. [category: Events]
  • 1807: Most of the English town of Chudleigh is destroyed by fire [category: Events]
  • 1808: Gérard de Nerval, French writer (d. 1855) [category: Births]
  • 1809: On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time. [category: Events]
  • 1813: Richard Wagner, German composer (d. 1883) [category: Births]
  • 1816: A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spreads to Ely the next day. [category: Events]
  • 1819: The SS 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. [category: Events]
  • 1823: Isabella Glyn, English actress (d. 1889) [category: Births]
  • 1823: Solomon Bundy, American politician (d. 1889) [category: Births]
  • 1826: HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage. [category: Events]
  • 1840: The transportation of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished. [category: Events]
  • 1841: Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909) [category: Births]
  • 1844: Mary Cassatt, American artist (d. 1926) [category: Births]
  • 1844: Persian Prophet The Báb announces his revelation, founding Bábism. He announces to the world the coming of "He whom God shall make manifest". He is considered the forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. [category: Events]
  • 1848: Slavery is abolished in Martinique. [category: Events]
  • 1849: Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913) [category: Births]
  • 1851: Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer and journalist (b. 1755) [category: Deaths]
  • 1856: Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas ("Bleeding Kansas"). [category: Events]
  • 1859: Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish physician and writer (d. 1930) [category: Births]
  • 1859: Tsubouchi Shōyō, Japanese author (d. 1935) [category: Births]
  • 1859: Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (b. 1810) [category: Deaths]
  • 1861: Thornsbury Bailey Brown, American soldier (b. 1829) [category: Deaths]
  • 1863: American Civil War: Siege of Port Hudson – Union forces begin to lay siege to the Confederate-controlled Port Hudson, Louisiana. [category: Events]
  • 1864: Willy Stöwer, German artist (d. 1931) [category: Births]
  • 1864: American Civil War: After ten weeks, the Union Army's Red River Campaign ends with the Union unable to achieve any of its objectives. [category: Events]
  • 1868: Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1801) [category: Deaths]
  • 1871: The U.S. Army issued an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska. [category: Events]
  • 1872: Reconstruction: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act of 1872 into law restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers. [category: Events]
  • 1874: Daniel François Malan, South African politician, 5th Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1959) [category: Births]
  • 1876: Antonius Bouwens, Dutch sports shooter (d. 1963) [category: Births]
  • 1879: Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945) [category: Births]
  • 1879: Jean Cras, French composer and naval officer (d. 1932) [category: Births]
  • 1879: Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer (d. 1947) [category: Births]
  • 1885: Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924) [category: Births]
  • 1885: Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (d. 1957) [category: Births]
  • 1885: Victor Hugo, French author (b. 1802) [category: Deaths]
  • 1887: Frederick Garfield Gilmore, American featherweight boxer (d. 1969) [category: Births]
  • 1891: Eddie Edwards, American baseball player and musician (Original Dixieland Jass Band) (d. 1963) [category: Births]
  • 1897: The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened [category: Events]
  • 1900: Yvonne de Gaulle, French wife of Charles de Gaulle (d. 1979) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Maurice J. Tobin, American politician, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist, assassin of Umberto I of Italy (b. 1869) [category: Deaths]
  • 1902: Al Simmons, American baseball player (d. 1956) [category: Births]
  • 1903: Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992) [category: Births]
  • 1903: Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic. [category: Events]
  • 1904: Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (d. 1962) [category: Births]
  • 1904: Pyotr Sobolevsky, Soviet actor (d. 1977) [category: Births]
  • 1906: The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine". [category: Events]
  • 1907: Hergé, Belgian writer and artist (d. 1983) [category: Births]
  • 1907: Laurence Olivier, English actor (d. 1989) [category: Births]
  • 1907: Martha Angelici, French soprano (d. 1973) [category: Births]
  • 1908: Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963) [category: Births]
  • 1908: Rattana Pestonji, Thai director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer (d. 1970) [category: Births]
  • 1910: Johnny Olson, American television announcer (d. 1985) [category: Births]
  • 1910: Jules Renard, French author (b. 1864) [category: Deaths]
  • 1911: Anatol Rapoport, Russian-American psychologist (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1912: Herbert C. Brown, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1913: František Jílek, Czech conductor (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Edward Arthur Thompson, English historian (d. 1994) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Maurice Blackburn, Canadian composer and conductor (d. 1988) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Sun Ra, American composer, bandleader, pianist, poet, and philosopher (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Vance Packard, American author (d. 1996) [category: Births]
  • 1915: 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. [category: Events]
  • 1915: Three trains collide in the Quintinshill rail crash 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. [category: Events]
  • 1917: Daniel Nagrin, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Georg Tintner, Austrian conductor (d. 1999) [category: Births]
  • 1917: Nathan Davis, American actor (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1919: Paul Vanden Boeynants, Belgian politician (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1922: Quinn Martin, American television producer (d. 1987) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Denise Pelletier, Canadian actress (d. 1976) [category: Births]
  • 1924: Charles Aznavour, Armenian-French singer-songwriter, actor, and activist [category: Births]
  • 1925: James King, American tenor (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1925: Jean Tinguely, Swiss artist (d. 1991) [category: Births]
  • 1926: Elek Bacsik, Hungarian bandleader and musician (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1926: Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Kuomintang China [category: Events]
  • 1927: George Andrew Olah, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate [category: Births]
  • 1927: Michael Constantine, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1927: Phil Tucker, American director (d. 1985) [category: Births]
  • 1928: T. Boone Pickens, American businessman [category: Births]
  • 1930: Harvey Milk, American politician and activist (d. 1978) [category: Births]
  • 1930: Kenny Ball, English trumpet player [category: Births]
  • 1932: Merry Anders, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1932: Lady Gregory, Irish playwright (b. 1852) [category: Deaths]
  • 1934: Arne Harris, American director and producer (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1934: Peter Nero, American pianist and conductor [category: Births]
  • 1935: Ron Piché, Canadian baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1936: M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1937: Guy Marchand, French actor and singer [category: Births]
  • 1938: Frank Converse, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1938: Richard Benjamin, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1938: Susan Strasberg, American actress (d. 1999) [category: Births]
  • 1939: Paul Winfield, American actor (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1939: Ernst Toller, German author (b. 1893) [category: Deaths]
  • 1939: Jiri Mahen, Czech author (b. 1882) [category: Deaths]
  • 1939: World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel. [category: Events]
  • 1940: Bernard Shaw, American journalist [category: Births]
  • 1940: Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1941: Martha Langbein, German athlete [category: Births]
  • 1941: Sir Menzies Campbell, English politician [category: Births]
  • 1942: Barbara Parkins, Canadian actress [category: Births]
  • 1942: Calvin Simon, American singer and musician (The Parliaments and Parliament-Funkadelic) [category: Births]
  • 1942: Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies. [category: Events]
  • 1942: The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed. [category: Events]
  • 1942: World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor. [category: Events]
  • 1943: Betty Williams, Irish activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize [category: Births]
  • 1943: Gesine Schwan, German politician and educator [category: Births]
  • 1943: Jean-Louis Heinrich, French footballer (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1943: Tommy John, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1943: Joseph Stalin disbands Comintern. [category: Events]
  • 1944: Beaton Tulk, Canadian educator, civil servant, and politician [category: Births]
  • 1944: Vaiko, Indian politician [category: Births]
  • 1945: 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. [category: Events]
  • 1946: George Best, Irish footballer (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1946: Howard Kendall, English footballer and manager [category: Births]
  • 1947: Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos, Greek-American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1997) [category: Births]
  • 1947: Edwin Hedley, American rower (b. 1864) [category: Deaths]
  • 1947: Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. [category: Events]
  • 1948: Richard Baker, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1950: Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician [category: Births]
  • 1950: Bernie Taupin, English singer-songwriter and poet [category: Births]
  • 1950: Bill Whelan, Irish musician, producer, and composer (Planxty) [category: Births]
  • 1952: Bernhard Brinkmann, German politician [category: Births]
  • 1953: Cha Bum-Kun, Korean footballer [category: Births]
  • 1953: Doris Barnett, German politician [category: Births]
  • 1953: Paul Mariner, English footballer and manager [category: Births]
  • 1955: Chalmers Alford, American guitarist (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1955: Dale Winton, English disc jockey and broadcaster [category: Births]
  • 1955: Iva Davies, Australian singer and musician (Icehouse) [category: Births]
  • 1955: Jerry Dammers, English keyboard player and songwriter (The Specials and The Spatial AKA Orchestra) [category: Births]
  • 1955: Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (The Greg Kihn Band) [category: Births]
  • 1956: Al Corley, American actor and producer [category: Births]
  • 1956: Natasha Shneider, Russian-American singer, musician, and actress (Eleven) (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1957: Gary Sweet, Australian actor [category: Births]
  • 1957: Lisa Murkowski, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1958: Denise Welch, English actress [category: Births]
  • 1958: 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 Tamils. [category: Events]
  • 1959: Morrissey, English singer-songwriter and pianist (The Smiths, The Nosebleeds, and Slaughter & The Dogs) [category: Births]
  • 1960: Hideaki Anno, Japanese director [category: Births]
  • 1960: An earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, now known as the Great Chilean Earthquake, hits southern Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. [category: Events]
  • 1961: Ann Cusack, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1961: Mike Breen, American sportscaster [category: Births]
  • 1961: An Earthquake rocks New South Wales. [category: Events]
  • 1962: Brian Pillman, American football player and wrestler (d. 1997) [category: Births]
  • 1962: Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board. [category: Events]
  • 1963: Assassination attempt of Greek left-wing politician Gregoris Lambrakis, who will die five days afterwards. [category: Events]
  • 1964: Mark Christopher Lawrence, American actor and comedian [category: Births]
  • 1964: 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. [category: Events]
  • 1965: Catie Curtis, American singer-songwriter and musician [category: Births]
  • 1965: Fanis Christodoulou, Greek basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1965: Christopher Stone, English disc jockey and broadcaster (b. 1882) [category: Deaths]
  • 1966: Jose Mesa, Dominican baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1966: Kenny Hickey, American singer-songwriter and musician (Type O Negative and Seventh Void) [category: Births]
  • 1966: Scott Putski, American wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1966: Tom Goddard, English cricketer (b. 1900) [category: Deaths]
  • 1967: Brooke Smith, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1967: John Vanderslice, American singer-songwriter and musician (Mk Ultra) [category: Births]
  • 1967: Langston Hughes, American writer (b. 1902) [category: Deaths]
  • 1967: The L'Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, resulting in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured. [category: Events]
  • 1968: Graham Linehan, Irish actor, writer, and director [category: Births]
  • 1968: Kevin Carolan, American actor and comedian [category: Births]
  • 1968: Pedro Bleyer, Bolivian fencer [category: Births]
  • 1968: Randy Brown, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1968: The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores. [category: Events]
  • 1969: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1969: Michael Joseph Kelly, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1969: Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon's surface. [category: Events]
  • 1970: Naomi Campbell, English model and actress [category: Births]
  • 1970: Paddy Atkinson, English footballer and manager [category: Births]
  • 1970: Pedro Diniz, Brazilian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1971: Raimund Marasigan, Filipino singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Eraserheads, Sandwich, Pedicab, Cambio, and Project 1) [category: Births]
  • 1972: Alison Eastwood, American actress and model [category: Births]
  • 1972: Anna Belknap, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1972: Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet and writer (b. 1904) [category: Deaths]
  • 1972: Margaret Rutherford, English actress (b. 1892) [category: Deaths]
  • 1972: Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations. [category: Events]
  • 1973: Danny Tiatto, Australian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1973: Julián Tavárez, Dominican baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1973: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor [category: Births]
  • 1974: A. J. Langer, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1974: Graham Fenton, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1974: John Bale, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1974: Sean Gunn, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1975: Enrique Palacios, Venezuelan model [category: Births]
  • 1975: Janne Niinimaa, Finnish ice-hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Salva Ballesta, Spanish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1975: Tracy Brookshaw, American wrestler and referee [category: Births]
  • 1975: Lefty Grove, American baseball player (b. 1900) [category: Deaths]
  • 1976: Daniel Erlandsson, Swedish musician (Arch Enemy, Eucharist, Armageddon, and Carcass) [category: Births]
  • 1977: Alastair Ralphs, Canadian bodybuilder and wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1977: Dre Bly, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1977: Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Irish hurler [category: Births]
  • 1977: Tom Chambers, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1977: Vinnie Potestivo, American talent agent and television producer [category: Births]
  • 1978: Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1978: Katie Price, English model, businesswoman, and author [category: Births]
  • 1979: Maggie Q, American actress and model [category: Births]
  • 1979: Nadia Khan, Pakistani actress and producer [category: Births]
  • 1980: Chad Tracy, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1980: Lucy Gordon, English actress and model (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1980: Rhett Fisher, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor [category: Births]
  • 1980: Steven Baker, Australian rules footballer [category: Births]
  • 1980: Tommy Smith, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1980: Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man. [category: Events]
  • 1981: Daniel Bryan, American wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1981: Jana Hlaváčková, Czech tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1981: Jürgen Melzer, Austrian tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1981: Melissa Gregory, American figure skater [category: Births]
  • 1982: Alex Smith, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1982: Apolo Anton Ohno, American speed skater [category: Births]
  • 1982: Erin McNaught, Australian model and television host, Miss Australia 2006 [category: Births]
  • 1982: Hong Yong-Jo, North Korean footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1983: John Hopkins, American motorcycle racer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Albert Claude, Belgian biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1899) [category: Deaths]
  • 1984: Didier Ya Konan, Ivorian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1984: Joe Lauzon, American mixed martial artist [category: Births]
  • 1985: CariDee English, American model [category: Births]
  • 1985: Chris Salvatore, American singer-songwriter, actor, and activist [category: Births]
  • 1985: Chrissie Chau, Chinese actress and model [category: Births]
  • 1985: Graham Harrell, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1985: Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1985: Mauro Boselli, Argentine footballer [category: Births]
  • 1985: Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer [category: Births]
  • 1985: Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American Disney animator, director and producer (b. 1909) [category: Deaths]
  • 1986: Luca Gentili, Italian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1986: Matt Jarvis, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1987: Arturo Vidal, Chilean footballer [category: Births]
  • 1987: Christine Danelson, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1987: Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1987: Vladimir Granat, Russian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1987: First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park, Auckland. [category: Events]
  • 1987: Hashimpura massacre in Meerut city of India. [category: Events]
  • 1988: Chase Budinger, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1988: Pape M'Bow, Senegalese footballer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Giorgio Almirante, Italian politician (b. 1914) [category: Deaths]
  • 1989: Steven De Groote, South African pianist (b. 1953) [category: Deaths]
  • 1990: Rocky Graziano, American boxer (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 1990: Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system. [category: Events]
  • 1990: North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen. [category: Events]
  • 1991: Kyle Bartley, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1991: Nathan Norman, American actor, singer, and dancer (Devo 2.0) [category: Births]
  • 1991: Stan Mortensen, English footballer (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: Chinami Tokunaga, Japanese singer (Berryz Kobo and ZYX) [category: Births]
  • 1992: Zellig Harris, American linguist (b. 1909) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time. [category: Events]
  • 1992: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations. [category: Events]
  • 1997: Alfred Hershey, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Renzo Montagnani, Italian actor (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 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. [category: Events]
  • 1998: John Derek, American actor, director, and photographer (b. 1926) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: José Enrique Moyal, Israeli mathematical physicist and engineer (b. 1910) [category: Deaths]
  • 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. [category: Events]
  • 2000: Davie Fulton, Canadian politician and judge (b. 1916) [category: Deaths]
  • 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. [category: Events]
  • 2002: In Washington, D.C., the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park. [category: Events]
  • 2003: Ousmane Zongo, Burkinabe-American arts trader, victim of police brutality [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years. [category: Events]
  • 2004: Mikhail Voronin, Russian gymnast (b. 1945) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960) [category: Deaths]
  • 2004: The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado (part of the May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence) that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles (4.0 km) wide, which kills one resident. [category: Events]
  • 2005: Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician (b. 1914) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Julia Randall, American poet (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Heather Crowe, Canadian waitress and activist (b. 1945) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Lee Jong-wook, Korean 6th Director-General of World Health Organization (b. 1945) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: Robert Asprin, American author (b. 1946) [category: Deaths]
  • 2008: The Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence unleashes 235 tornadoes, including an EF4 and an EF5 tornado, between May 22 and May 31, 2008. The tornadoes struck 19 states and one Canadian province. [category: Events]
  • 2011: Joseph Brooks, American composer, screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1938) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: An EF5 Tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri killing 161 people, the single deadliest tornado in the United States since modern record keeping began in 1950. [category: Events]
  • 2012: Alan Thorne, Australian anthropologist (b. 1939) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Dave Mann, American football player (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Janet Carroll, American actress (b. 1940) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Jesse Whittenton, American football player (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Muzaffar Ahmed, Bangladeshi economist and educator (b. 1936) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Tokyo Skytree is opened to public. Its the tallest tower in world (634 m), and the second tallest man-made structure on Earth, after Burj Khalifa (829.8 m). [category: Events]
  • 334_bc: The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. [category: Events]
  • _: Abolition Day (Martinique) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Castus and Emilius [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Christian Feast Day: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Fulk [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Harvey Milk Day (California) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Humilita [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: International Day for Biological Diversity (International) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Julia of Corsica [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: May 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Maritime Day (United States) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Sovereignty Day (Haiti) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Quiteria [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Republic Day (Sri Lanka) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Rita of Cascia [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Romanus of Subiaco [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Unity Day or National Day, celebrate the unification of North and South Yemen into the Republic of Yemen in 1990. [category: Holidays and observances]