Wednesday, May 22, 2013


MAY 22

What was happening on this day in modern history? Let's take a look at some of the big events, Birthdays, and anniversaries for May 22nd....

1892 - Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube.
1900 - Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative.
1900 - Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player.
1903 - Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic.
1906 - 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece.
1906 - Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane.

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.
1926 - "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1.
1926 - Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China.
1931 - Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida.
1933 - Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay.

(A 1934 photo of Nessie)

1939 - Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel".
1940 - Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city.
1941 - British troops attack Baghdad.
1947 - "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece.
1950 - Bernie Taupin, lyricist (writes with Elton John) is born.

1953 - President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill.
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.
1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis announces that he had married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra.

1959 - Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black gen-major in USAF.
1961 - "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1.
1961 - 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle), opens.
1962 - 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth.
1962 - Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
1965 - "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66.

1966 - 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore.
1967 - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," debuts on NET (now PBS).

1967 - Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel.
1967 - On "The Tonight Show," Florence Ballard appears with the Supremes for the last time.
1969 - Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface.
1970 - Naomi Campbell, London England, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped) is born.
1972 - US president Nixon begins visit to Moscow.

1976 - NASA launches space vehicle S-179.
1981 - Soyuz 40 returns to Earth.
1985 - Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader.
1990 - Microsoft releases Windows 3.0.
1992 - Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of Tonight Show.

1995 - Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunionn special, televised.
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 - In Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
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.

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