May 22 in History – What happened on 22 May in Past

22 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 22, the day number in a year is 142 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 143. May 22 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 22 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1545The death of Sher Shah Shuri, the founder of Sur dynasty, who built the country's longest road from Peshawar to Calcutta.
1570The first atlas, titled Theatrum Arbis Terram, was published, with a total of 70 maps.
1629Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Danish King Christian IV signed the Treaty of Lübeck to end Danish intervention in the Thirty Years' War.
1712Emperor Karel VI was crowned King of Hungary.
1735George Headley published the first interpretation of "Trade Wind".
1746Russia and Austria signed treaty of cooperation.
1762Sweden and Prussia signed the peace treaty.
1772Birth of renowned social reformer Rajaram Mohan Roy. He started the Brahmo Samaj movement and raised his voice against evils like child marriage and sati system.
1816A riot broke out in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, over high unemployment and rising grain costs, spreading to Ely the next day.
1826HMS Beagle departed on her first voyage from Plymouth for ahydrographic survey of the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions ofSouth America.
1841Revolt in Guria in 1841: The Georgia province of Guria started a revolt against the Russian Empire.
1843The first wagon train with 700–1000 migrants was sent to Freedom Oregon, Missouri.
1849Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent for an invention to liftboats over obstacles in a river, making him the only U.S. President toever hold a patent.
1855The province of Victoria was administratively separated from NewSouth Wales.
1856US Congressman Preston Brooks attacked Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas.
1863American Civil War-Union forces began to lay siege to theConfederate-controlled town of Port Hudson, Louisiana.
1892Doctor Washington Scheffield invented the tube for toothpaste.
1897The first Blackwall Tunnel under theRiver Thames was opened to improve commerce and trade in the East End ofLondon.
1906The Wright brothers received a patent from the US for their flying machine.
1915Five trains were involved in a crash near Gretna Green,Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246 others.
1915Lassen Peak, in the Shasta Cascade region of Northern California, violently erupted, the only volcanic eruption in the contiguous U.S. in the 20th century until Mount St. Helens in 1980.
1915Five trains were involved in the United Kingdom's deadliesttrain crash near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246 others.
1917The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 began on 21st May resulted into the damage of $5.5 million. Around 300 acres including 2,000 homes, business and churches were destroyed and about 1,000 people were displaced. There was one fatality of a woman due to heart attack.
1933World Trade Day was celebrated for the first time.
1934Oskaloosa, lowa, became the first municipality in the United States to gather data of fingerprints all of its citizens including children.
1936Inaugurated India's first stadium Brabourne Stadium in Bombay.
1939The signing of the Treaty of Steel between Germany and Italy during World War II.
1943British commandos raided the Yugoslavian island of Maggette in an operation Farrier.
1945The United States Army formed a plan to evacuate Germanscientists and engineers to help in the development of rockettechnology.
1958Ethnic rioting broke out in Ceylon, targeted mostly at theminority Sri Lankan Tamils, resulting in up to 300 deaths over the nextfive days.
1960The Great Chilean Earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale occurred on May 22, 1960, affecting Southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia and the Aleutian Islands. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the world history.
1960A magnitude 9.5 earthquake devastated Valdivia, Chile, andgenerated destructive tsunamis that reached Hawaii the following day.
1960A 9.5 magnitude earthquake struck southern Chile on this day. This was the highest intensity earthquake ever recorded.
1963India's first glider Rohini took off.
1972Ceylon changed its name to Sri Lanka, adopteda new constitution, and officially became a republic.
1980Arcade game Pac-Man was released on May 22, 1980 by Namaco. It is among the most famous arcade game and one of the highest grossing video games of all time.
1980Pac-Man, an arcade game that became an icon of 1980s popular culture, made its debut in Japan.
1987Hashimpura massacre took place on May 22, 1987 in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India during Hindu-Muslim riots. In this massacre 42 Muslim youth from the Hashimpura mohalla were allegedly rounded up by 19 PAC personal who took them in truck near Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad where they were shot and their bodies were dumped in the water canals; however five of them survived even after being shot. In absence of sufficient evidences all 16 PAC personal were acquitted by Tis Hazari Court in 2015, while three of them were already dead.
1987The Hashimpura massacre took place in Meerut, India.
1990Operating system Windows 3.0 was released on May 22, 1990 by Microsoft Window, succeeding Windows 2.1x. It was the only version of Windows that could be run in three different memory modes real, standard and 386 enhanced mode.
1990The Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic ofYemen merged to become the Republic of Yemen.
1992Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia joined the United Nations.
2002Washington, D.C., police announced that the skeletal remains ofmissing Federal Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy were found in RockCreek Park.
2003Swedish professional golfer Annika Sorenstam became the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event in Fort Worth, Texas on May 22, 2003 since 1945 Los Angeles Open which was qualified by Babe Zaharias.
2003Swedish golfer Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to playin a PGA Tour event in 58 years.
2009The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 signed into law by the US President Barack Obama on May 22, 2009 after Unites States Congress passed the amended bill on 20th May. The bill is effective from February 22, 2010.
2010Air India Express Flight 812 crashed on May 22, 2010 after falling over a cliff in Mangalore, India, killing 158 people on board. It was the third deadliest aviation disaster in India and the deadliest accident of a 737aircraft.
2010Air India Express Boeing 737 crashed while landing in Mangalore. In which 158 people died.
2012Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan with the height of 634.0 metres, opened on May 22, 2012 to the public. It is the second tallest structure in the world after Dubai's Burj Khalifa.
2012Tokyo Skytree Tower opened in Japan. After Dubai's Burj Khalifa and China's Canton Tower, Japan built its tallest building, the Tokyo Sky Tree.



Famous Birthdays of May 22:

YearName / Profession / Country
1859Tsubouchi Shōyō / Author / Japan
1919Paul Vanden Boeynants / Politician / Belgium
1913Dominique Rolin / Author / Belgium
1644Gabriël Grupello / Sculptor / Belgium
1879Symon Petliura / Statesman / Ukraine
1946Andrei Marga / Philosopher / Romania
1981Mark O'Meley / Rugby Player / Australia
1864Willy Stöwer / Author / Germany
1811Henry Pelham-Clinton / Politician / United Kingdom
1999Camren Bicondova / Actress / United States of America
1960Hideaki Anno / Director / Japan
1974Henrietta Ónodi / Gymnast / Hungary
1938Richard Benjamin / Actor / United States of America
1986Matt Jarvis / Footballer / United Kingdom
1833Félix Bracquemond / Painter / France
1907Hergé / Illustrator / Belgium
1933Chen Jingrun / Academic / China
1944Lynn Barber / Journalist / United Kingdom
1940E.A.S. Prasanna / Cricketer / India
1831Henry Vandyke Carter / Surgeon / United Kingdom
1934Peter Nero / Pianist / United States of America
1833Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla / Politician / Spain
1982Hong Yong-jo / Footballer / North Korea
1932Robert Spitzer / Academic / United States of America
1813Richard Wagner / Composer / Germany
1940Kieth Merrill / Filmmaker / United States of America
1957Lisa Murkowski / Politician / United States of America
1897Robert Neumann / Author / United Kingdom
1979Maggie Q / Actress / United States of America
1984Karoline Herfurth / Actress / Germany

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