On This Day [ May 22 ]


Wednesday, May 22, 2024 -Quote Of The Day...

* " One disadvantage of having nothing to do: You can't stop and rest. "

On This Day In History...

In 0012- -BC- A daytime meteor shower, possibly Zeta Perseid observed in China

In 0760- 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

In 1176- Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo

In 1200- Peace of Goulet

In 1370- Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels Belgium

In 1455- Open battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses (St Albans)

In 1455- Richard of York takes St Albans, kidnapping King Henry VI

In 1526- Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac

In 1570- 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published

In 1594- Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen

In 1629- Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lübeck

In 1659- France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty

In 1712- Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary

In 1746- Russia & Austria signs treaty of cooperation

In 1761- 1st life insurance policy in US, issued in Philadelphia

In 1762- Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty

In 1784- Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy

In 1803- 1st public library opens (Connecticut)

In 1807- Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond VA (acquitted)

In 1807- Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Philadelphia)

In 1819- 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (leaves Savannah GA)

In 1836- Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul" premieres in Düsseldorf

In 1843- 1st wagon train, 1000+ departs Independence MO for Oregon

In 1849- Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device

In 1856- Violence in Senate, South Carolina Representative Brooks used a cane on Massachusetts Senator Sumner

In 1858- Confederación Granadina (now Colombia) forms

In 1863- General Grant begins siege on Vicksburg

In 1863- War Department establishes Bureau of Colored Troops

In 1864- Battle of North Anna River VA (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)

In 1868- Great Train Robbery; 7 men (Reno Brothers) make off with $98,000 in cash

In 1872- Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)

In 1877- 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38

In 1883- Cub's Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strike-outs

In 1884- 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters

In 1885- 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49

In 1888- Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers

In 1891- 1st motion picture shown to National Federation of Women's Clubs

In 1892- Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube

In 1893- Montréal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game

In 1900- Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative

In 1900- Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player

In 1902- 36th Belmont Stakes: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6

In 1905- Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School

In 1906- 10th anniversary of Olympics, celebration held in Athens, Greece

In 1906- 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45

In 1906- Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane

In 1907- Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex vs Somerset

In 1909- 1st San Fransisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched

In 1911- Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row

In 1915- Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)

In 1916- French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun

In 1923- Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier

In 1924- In Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks

In 1926- "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1

In 1926- Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China

In 1926- Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop

In 1927- 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed

In 1927- Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4

In 1928- US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act

In 1930- Ruth hits 3 consecutive homeruns (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)

In 1930- Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 homeruns in a game

In 1931- Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida

In 1933- Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay

In 1933- World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated

In 1938- Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field

In 1939- Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"

In 1940- Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Nazis

In 1940- Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies to Paris

In 1941- British troops attack Baghdad

In 1942- México declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan

In 1943- 1st jet fighter is tested

In 1943- RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander"

In 1943- Stalin disbands Komintern

In 1945- 6th Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa

In 1945- NSB-Führer Rost van Tonningen attempts & fails at suicide

In 1946- Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers' 5-3

In 1947- "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece

In 1947- 1st US ballistic missile fired

In 1950- Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey

In 1950- Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize

In 1950- Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London

In 1953- President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill

In 1953- Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yankees beat Washington 12-4

In 1954- 80th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4

In 1954- KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

In 1954- Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed

In 1955- Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th

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

In 1956- KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

In 1957- KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

In 1957- Red Sox set American League record by smashing 4 homeruns in 6th inning in 11-0 win

In 1957- South Africa Government approves race separation in universities

In 1959- Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black general-major in USAF

In 1960- Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo HI at 01:04 AM

In 1961- "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1

In 1961- "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42

In 1961- 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Space Needle in Seattle), opens

In 1962- 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth

In 1962- Netherlands telephone net becomes completely automated

In 1962- Robert A Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600 meters

In 1962- Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game

In 1963- A C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London

In 1963- Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured

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

In 1964- LBJ presents "Great Society"

In 1965- "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66

In 1965- Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1

In 1965- Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champion

In 1966- 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore

In 1966- Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

In 1967- "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)

In 1967- Egyptian president Nasser closes Straits of Tiran to Israel

In 1967- Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)

In 1968- Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 homeruns, a double & a single

In 1969- Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 miles (15km) above lunar surface

In 1970- Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus

In 1970- France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

In 1970- Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0

In 1972- Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified

In 1972- Ton Sijbrands becomes world checker champion

In 1972- US President Nixon begins visit Moscow

In 1973- Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation

In 1973- President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up

In 1974- Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later

In 1974- Soccer team Veendam forms

In 1974- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

In 1975- 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1

In 1976- NASA launches space vehicle S-179

In 1976- St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 homeruns

In 1977- Final European scheduled run of the Orient Express (94 years)

In 1977- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

In 1977- Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game homerun record of 11

In 1979- Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau

In 1979- Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG vs East Africa & Singapore vs Argentina)

In 1980- Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry

In 1981- Soyuz 40 returns to Earth

In 1983- Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament

In 1983- Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit homerun

In 1985- Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as National League run scoring leader

In 1985- Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid

In 1985- US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR

In 1987- 30 killed in a Texas tornado

In 1988- 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner

In 1988- Károly Grósz succeeds party leader János Kádár in Hungary

In 1990- Andre Dawson sets record being intentionally walked 5 times

In 1990- Dow Jones average hits a record 2,852.23

In 1990- Microsoft releases Windows 3.0

In 1990- North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen

In 1991- Inter Milan wins 20th UEFA Cup at Rome

In 1991- NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994

In 1991- Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea

In 1992- California Angels are involved in a bus crash in New Jersey

In 1992- India launches its Agni rocket

In 1992- Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of the Tonight Show

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

In 1994- Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

In 1994- Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo

In 1995- Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunionn special, televised

In 1996- "Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in Square Theater NYC for 29 performances

In 1996- Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time

May 22 -Birthdays

In 1671- Abraham Patras Governor-General of East-Indies (1735-37)

In 1722- Johannes Schmidlin composer

In 1759- Gervais-François Couperin composer

In 1780- Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek composer

In 1783- Thomas Forbes Walmisley composer

In 1804- John William (Turk) Livingston Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885

In 1808- G de Nerval writer

In 1813- Richard Wagner Leipzig Germany, composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman)

In 1820- Alexander Ernst Fesca composer

In 1821- Alfred Sully Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879

In 1826- George Parr cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st England touring captain)

In 1828- Albrecht Gräfe pioneer eye surgeon; founded modern ophthalmology

In 1844- Mary Cassatt US, Impressionist painter (Woman Bathing)

In 1850- Johann Schrammel composer

In 1852- Emile Sauret composer

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

In 1862- August Cuppens Flemish author/pastor

In 1865- Enrique Morera composer

In 1874- Daniel F Malan premier of South-Africa (1948-54)

In 1874- Francesco Paolo Neglia composer

In 1879- Eastwood Lane composer

In 1879- Hendrik Heyman Belgian minister of N˙verheid/mayor

In 1879- Jean Emile Paul Cras composer

In 1879- Warwick Armstrong cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21)

In 1884- Alceo Toni composer

In 1885- Julio Fonseca composer

In 1891- J R Becher writer

In 1891- Robert Gordon Sproul educator/college president (University of California)

In 1892- Louis van Tulder Dutch tenor (From Office Stool to High C)

In 1897- Robert Neumann Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)

In 1898- René de Vos Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven)

In 1902- Al Simmons Milwaukee WI, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting average of .334

In 1904- Anne de Vries writer (Bartje)

In 1906- Harry Ritz US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie)

In 1907- Hergé [Georges Rémi] Belgian cartoonist (Kuifje)

In 1907- Laurence Olivier England, actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer)

In 1907- Lord Laurence Olivier actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer)

In 1910- Johnny Olson TV announcer (Price is Right)

In 1911- Anatol Rapoport Russian/US mathematician/biologist (game theory)

In 1912- Hendrik Koekoek Dutch MP (Farmers Party)

In 1913- Andrea C Bensddorp Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal)

In 1913- Carlyle Blackwell Jr California, actor (Docks of New York)

In 1914- Vance Packard Granville Summit PA, author (Hidden Persuaders)

In 1916- Gordon Binkerd composer

In 1917- Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis novelist

In 1918- David Land impressario

In 1919- Paul Vanden Boeynants premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)

In 1920- Hugh Armstrong Clegg industrial relations academic

In 1920- Thomas Gold astronomer (proposed steady-state theory of universe)

In 1922- Judith Crist New York NY, movie critic (TV Guide)

In 1924- Charles Aznavour [Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian] Paris France, French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)

In 1924- Claude Andre Francois Ballif composer

In 1924- Helen Wedemeyer Hilo HI, actress (Hawaii Five-O)

In 1925- Jean Tinguely Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)

In 1927- Eric Petrie cricketer (New Zealand wicketkeeper of the late 1950's)

In 1927- Michael Constantine Reading PA, actor (Room 222, Don't Drink the Water)

In 1928- Roscoe Robinson US gospel singer

In 1928- T Boone Pickens CEO (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co)

In 1929- Asher Ben-Yohanan composer

In 1930- Dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta Dutch undersecretary of the Interior

In 1931- Kenny Ball rocker

In 1933- John Browning Denver CO, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956)

In 1934- Peter Nero New York NY, conductor/pianist (A Sunday in New York)

In 1938- Frank Converse actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On)

In 1938- Richard Benjamin New York NY, director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She)

In 1938- Susan Strasberg New York NY, actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou)

In 1940- Bernard Shaw news correspondant (CBS, CNN)

In 1940- Erapalli Prasanna cricketer (one of India's big four spinners)

In 1940- Michael Sarrazin actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They)

In 1941- Paul Winfield Los Angeles CA, actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attacks)

In 1941- Sebastian Forbes composer

In 1942- Barbara Parkins Vancouver British Columbia, actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum)

In 1942- Calvin Simon US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove)

In 1942- Malika A Sabirova Russian dancer

In 1942- Pallo Jordan South African ANC member/heads (Radio Freedom)

In 1943- Tommy John pitcher (Yankee/Dodger)

In 1945- Victoria Wyndham Chicago IL, actress (Rachel Cory-Another World)

In 1948- Richard Baker (Representative-R-LA)

In 1950- Bernie Taupin lyricist, writes with Elton John

In 1952- Jan Todd woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat

In 1952- R W Eaks Colorado Springs CO, Nike golfer (1990 Quicksilver Open)

In 1953- John Edward Stevens New York NY, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List)

In 1954- Jerry Dammers keyboardist (Specials-The Special)

In 1955- Iva Davies rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)

In 1955- Sam Coppersmith (Representative-D-AZ)

In 1956- Douglas Heyes Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Captains & the Kings, Aspen)

In 1959- [Steven Patrick] Morrissey Manchester England, rocker (The Smiths-Hand in Glove, & solo artist-November Spawned a Monster)

In 1959- Ed Fry actor (Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World)

In 1961- Dana Williams Dayton OH, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)

In 1962- Andrew Donald Magee Paris France, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open)

In 1964- David Lidberg jockey

In 1966- Donald Royal NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic)

In 1966- Jose Mesa Azua Dominican Republic, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)

In 1968- Alan Levine Park Ridge IL, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)

In 1968- Brent Geiberger Santa Barbara CA, Nike golfer (1994 Queen Mary-2nd)

In 1968- Carmie Vairo Vancouver British Columbia, softball infielder (Olympics-96)

In 1968- Mike Harbold Oakland CA, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)

In 1968- Randy Brown NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)

In 1969- Tim Wiley Lexington MA, kayak (alternate-Olympics-96)

In 1969- Vaughn Eshelman Philadelphia PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

In 1970- Clyde Johnson cornerback (Kansas City Chiefs)

In 1970- Eric Wunderlich US, 200 meter breaststroke (Olympics-96)

In 1970- Marcus Dowdell NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)

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

In 1971- Corey Croom NFL running back (New England Patriots)

In 1971- Troy Barnhart Hanford CA, water polo 2 meter offense (Olympics-96)

In 1972- Alison Eastwood daughter of actor Clint/actress (Tightrope)

In 1972- Mike Hollis NFL kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)

In 1972- Rich Owens NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)

In 1973- Aaron Graham corner (Arizona Cardinals)

In 1973- Daniel Tiatto Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

In 1973- Julian Tavarez Santiago Dominican Republic, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)

In 1973- Leslie Ratliffe WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)

In 1974- Greg Jones linebacker (Washington Redskins)

In 1975- Cole Hauser Santa Barbara CA, actor (Randy-High Incident)[or Mar 22]

In 1975- Janne Niinimaa Raahe Finland, NHL defenseman (Finland Olympics-bronze-98, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers)

In 1976- Christian Vande Velde Chicago IL, cyclist (Olympics-96)

May 22 -Deaths Which Occurred

In 0337- Constantine the Great emperor of Rome (306-37)/anti semite, dies

In 0987- Louis V le Faineant the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20

In 1501- Robert Gaguin French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66

In 1540- Francesco Guicciardini Italian historian/President of Romagna, dies at 57

In 1667- Alexander VII [Fabio Chigi] Italian Pope (1655-67), dies at 68

In 1688- Johann A Quenstedt German Lutheran theologist, dies at 70

In 1781- Garret Wesley Mornington composer, dies at 45

In 1801- Heinrich Gottfried Reichard composer, dies at 58

In 1819- John H van Kinsbergen Lieutenant-Admiral/founder (Corps Marines), dies at 84

In 1825- Domenico Corri composer, dies at 80

In 1859- Ferdinand II [Re Bomba] Dutch King of Sicily, dies at 49

In 1868- Julius Plücker German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies

In 1873- Alessandro Manzoni writer, dies at 88

In 1878- Franz von Holstein composer, dies at 52

In 1880- Heinrich Freiherr von Gagern German liberal politician, dies at 80

In 1885- Victor(-Marie) Hugo French writer (Les Misérables), dies at 83

In 1898- Edward Bellamy writer, dies at 48

In 1910- Jules Renard French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46

In 1921- Marie E Wilton writer, dies

In 1925- John [Denton Pinkstone] French British field marshall (WWI), dies at 72

In 1928- William Gairdner English missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54

In 1932- Lady Augusta [Isabella Gregory] playwright (Gold Apple), dies at 80

In 1939- Ernst Toller writer, dies at 45

In 1939- Willem de Mérode poet (Precious Blood), dies at 51

In 1945- Carel A Lion Cachet lithographer/wood carver, dies

In 1948- Claude McKaye Jamaican/US poet/author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies in Chicago at 57

In 1949- Hans Erich Pfitzner Russian/German composer, dies at 80

In 1949- Klaus H T Mann German/US writer (Turning Point), dies

In 1953- Vaclav Klicka composer, dies at 70

In 1958- Magdalene Székely-Lulofs author (Our Italian Employees), dies at 58

In 1961- Joan Davis actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53

In 1965- Bobby Watson comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77

In 1965- Heinrich Barth Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies

In 1966- Tom Goddard cricketer (22 wickets in 8 Tests for England 1930-39), dies

In 1967- [James Mercer] Langston Hughes US author (Tambourines to Glory), dies at 65

In 1967- Henry C Rümke psychiatrist (Light of Man), dies at 74

In 1970- Joseph W Krutch US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76

In 1972- Margaret Rutherford English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80

In 1975- Torben Meyer actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90

In 1977- Gijsbert van Hall banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), dies at 73

In 1977- Marius Monnikendam Dutch choir composer, dies at 80

In 1978- Bjarne Brustad composer, dies at 83

In 1984- John Marley actor (Cat Ballou), dies following heart surgery at 77

In 1986- Martin Gabel actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63

In 1987- Mario Zafred composer, dies at 65

In 1988- Dennis Day tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71

In 1988- Giorgio Almirante Italy, fascist (member of parliament), dies at 73

In 1990- Max Wall actor (Jabberwocky), dies

In 1990- Rocky Graziano boxer, dies at 71, of heart failure

In 1991- Lino Brocka director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51

In 1993- Mieczyslaw Horszowski Polish/US pianist (Carnegie Hall), dies at 100

In 1994- Frederick Hemming McClintock criminologist, dies at 68

In 1994- Mitacq [Michel Tacq] Belgian comic strip artist (Beaver Patrol), dies

In 1995- Robert Flemyng actor (Kafka, Rebecca, Funny Face), dies at 83

In 1996- Duncan Montgomery Stewart academic, dies at 66

In 1996- Rex Collings writer/publisher, dies at 70

May 22 -Holidays

* Angel's Camp CA : Jumping Frog Jubilee Day

* Haiti : National Sovereignty Day

* Sri Lanka : Republic Day (1972)

* US : National Maritime Day

* Canada : Victoria Day (1819) - - - - - ( Monday )

May 22 -Religious History

In 1541- In Germany, the Ratisbon (Regensburg) Conference ended, its mission to reunify the Catholic Church having failed. From this time on, the Protestant movement became permanent.

In 1740- English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: 'We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs.'

In 1868- Birth of William R. Newell, American clergyman and devotional writer. He published expository works on the Bible, and is remembered today as author of the hymn, "At Calvary" (a.k.a. "Years I Spent in Vanity and Pride").

In 1944- The Gospel Mission of South America was founded by William M. Strong in Concepcion, Chile. An interdenominational Protestant missions agency, its headquarters moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1975.

In 1967- The General Assembly of the Southern Presbyterian Church (PCUS) adopted the Confession of 1967. It was the first major declaration of faith adopted by this branch of Protestantism since the Westminster Confession of 1647.