Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 22nd May special in the world history.
Death of Max Wall, British actor and comedian one of the last of the great English Variety Theatre performers.
Death of Albert Claude, Belgian biologist, Nobel Prize winner .
NASAs Apollo 10 lunar module came within eight miles of the Moons surface, in a rehearsal for a full landing in July
The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion sank 400 miles south-west of the Azores, killing all 99 men on board.
Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a Pact of Steel forming a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
Birth of Georges Remi, 'Hergé', writer and illustrator of Tintin adventures from 1929.
Birth of Laurence Olivier English actor.
US Patent 821,393 was granted to the Wright brothers for their Flying Machine
The Blackwall Tunnel, under the River Thames, was officially opened.
Death of Victor Hugo, French writer.
Birth of Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish writer (Sherlock Holmes)
Death of King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
The transporting of British convicts to New South Wales became illegal.
The SS Savannah sailed from Savannah, Georgia for Liverpool, England - the first steamship to make an Atlantic crossing.
Birth of Richard Wagner, German composer
Birth of Gérard de Nerval, French writer .
Death of Pope Alexander VII
James VI of Scotland, I of England, created the title of baronet as a money raising exercise.
Battle of St Albans - Wars of the Roses starts
Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of John Wycliffe
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Death of Constantine the Great, Roman Emperor
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