Date History - On this day in history

What happened today in history

Born on this day - May 22nd

1966 - Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)

1950 - Bernie Taupin, English songwriter

1942 - Calvin Simon, American musician (P Funk)

1936 - M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)

1927 - George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1920 - Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (d. 2004)

1911 - Anatol Rapoport, Russian-born mathematical psychologist, and pianist

1902 - Al Simmons, baseball player (d. 1956)

1879 - Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945)

1841 - Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)

1688 - Alexander Pope, English poet (d. 1744)

Died on this day - May 22nd

2004 - Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)

1988 - Giorgio Almirante, Italian politician (b. 1914)

1966 - Tom Goddard, English cricketer (b. 1900)

1868 - Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1801)

1746 - Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (b. 1660)

1457 - Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)

Events on this day - May 22nd

2002 - American civil rights movement: A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

1990 - North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.

1967 - Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the longest-running children's series on U.S. television, airs its first episode.

1942 - Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies

1856 - Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas ("Bleeding

1455 - Wars of the Roses: At the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England.

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