Monday May 22 2017
Historical events of May 22
1991In Madras, India, a suicide bomber kills the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi.
1970The U.S. National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.
1961Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery, Alabama.
1951The U.S. Eighth Army counterattacks to drive the Communist Chinese and North Koreans out of South Korea.
1944Mary Bourke Robinson, first woman president of Ireland (1990-1997).
1941The first U.S. ship, the S.S. Robin Moor, is sunk by a U-boat.
1940British forces attack German General Rommel's 7th Panzer Division at Arras, slowing his blitzkrieg of France.
1927Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris completing the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic.
1926Robert Creeley, poet.
1921Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist.
1917Raymond Burr, actor (Perry Mason).
1909Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, artist.
1902Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born architect.
1898Armand Hammer, American entrepeneur and industrialist.
1881The American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton.
1878Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer.
1867Frances Densmore, ethnomusicologist.
1863The siege of the Confederate Port Hudson, Louisiana, begins.
1860Willem Einthoven, physiologist, inventor of the electrocardiogram.
1856Grace Hoadley Dodge, philanthropist, helped organize the YWCA.
1856Lawrence, Kansas is captured and sacked by pro-slavery forces.
1844Henri Rousseau, French painter.
1832The Democratic party holds its first national convention.
1790Paris is divided into 48 zones.
1620Present-day Martha's Vineyard is first sighted by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.
1536The Reformation is officially adopted in Geneva, Switzerland.
1527Philip II, king of Spain and Portugal.
1506Christopher Columbus dies.
1471King Henry VI is killed in the Tower of London. Edward IV takes the throne.
996Sixteen year old Otto III is crowned the Roman Emperor.
427 BCPlato, Greek philosopher.
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