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Importance of 22nd May in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 22nd May special in the world history.

1990
Death of Max Wall, British actor and comedian one of the last of the great English Variety Theatre performers.
Great Britain
1983
Death of Albert Claude, Belgian biologist, Nobel Prize winner .
Belgium
1969
NASAs Apollo 10 lunar module came within eight miles of the Moons surface, in a rehearsal for a full landing in July
United States
1968
The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion sank 400 miles south-west of the Azores, killing all 99 men on board.
United States
1939
Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a Pact of Steel forming a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
Italy
1907
Birth of Georges Remi, 'Hergé', writer and illustrator of Tintin adventures from 1929.
Belgium
1907
Birth of Laurence Olivier English actor.
Great Britain
1906
US Patent 821,393 was granted to the Wright brothers for their Flying Machine
United States
1897
The Blackwall Tunnel, under the River Thames, was officially opened.
Great Britain
1885
Death of Victor Hugo, French writer.
France
1859
Birth of Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish writer (Sherlock Holmes)
Great Britain
1859
Death of King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
Italy
1840
The transporting of British convicts to New South Wales became illegal.
Australia
1819
The SS Savannah sailed from Savannah, Georgia for Liverpool, England - the first steamship to make an Atlantic crossing.
United States
1813
Birth of Richard Wagner, German composer
Germany
1808
Birth of Gérard de Nerval, French writer .
France
1667
Death of Pope Alexander VII
Italy
1611
James VI of Scotland, I of England, created the title of baronet as a money raising exercise.
Great Britain
1455
Battle of St Albans - Wars of the Roses starts
Great Britain
1377
Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of John Wycliffe
Great Britain
0337
Death of Constantine the Great, Roman Emperor
Italy
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