May 22

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The May 22 is the 142nd day of the Gregorian calendar (the 143rd in leap years ), thus remain still 223 days until the end of the year. Even the Roman and the Julian calendar to know 22 May (or Maius ). Dates prior to the Gregorian calendar reform are usually given in the Julian calendar.

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Politics and world events

1455: Start of the Wars of the Roses
1499: Battle of the Calven
1629: Peace of Lübeck
1768: La Boudeuse
1809: Archduke Karl
1810: El Cabildo abierto
1856: Caricature about the attack
1859: Franz II.
1946: Yoshida Shigeru
  • 1946 : After the US occupation forces under Douglas MacArthur expelled Hatoyama Ichirō , who was unwanted at the time and whose Liberal Party emerged as the strongest force in the 1946 election , Yoshida Shigeru was appointed Prime Minister of Japan. Yoshida is the last Prime Minister of the Empire; in the Japanese state from 1947 the prime minister is elected by parliament.
  • 1963 : The Greek politician and peace activist Grigoris Lambrakis is run over by right-wing extremists in a delivery truck at a peace rally in Saloniki and dies five days later. In the course of investigations by examining magistrate Christos Sartzetakis, the apparent accident is revealed as a murder plot involving high-ranking members of the police and army.
1972: Sri Lanka
2004: Manmohan Singh


1882: Gotthard tunnel
Pac-Man logo
1998: The Torre Vasco da Gama

science and technology

1969: The lunar module over the moon


1872: Richard Wagner Festival Theater
1874: Title page of the Messa da Requiem



  • 0964 : Benedict V succeeds the late John XII as Pope elected by the Romans . Emperor Otto I drives his deposition. About a month later, the person chosen is brought to Hamburg as a prisoner under the care of Archbishop Adaldag .
  • 1377 : Pope Gregory XI. issues five papal bulls against 18 sentences from the writings of John Wyclif , which were sent to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London, the English King Edward III. , the Chancellor and the University of Oxford are addressed. Due to the popularity of Wyclif, their influence remains small.
  • 1844 : Sayyid Ali Muhammad al-Bab, also called Bab (the gate), founds Babism in Shiraz , Iran , from which the religion of the Baha'i later emerged. The witness of the revelation is Mullah Husayn from Bushruyyih, who becomes the first disciple of the new revelation.
Inaugurated in 1920: The Riga Martyr's Stone (today's shape)
  • 1920 : The Riga martyr's stone in memory of the Baltic evangelical clergy who suffered martyrdom at the hands of the Bolsheviks is inaugurated. In the inter-war period it became an important memorial site.
  • 1988 : The Swiss Richard Fehr officially takes up the post of Chief Apostle and Church Leader of the New Apostolic Church International in a solemn divine service in the New Apostolic church building Fellbach near Stuttgart , which his predecessor Hans Urwyler handed over to him on May 3rd at his sick bed.
  • 2004 : As part of the pilgrimage of the peoples, the Central European Catholic Day takes place in Mariazell, Styria . Pilgrims from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Austria take part.


1960: Spread of the tsunami after the Valdivia earthquake
  • 1960 : A 9.5 magnitude earthquake , the epicenter of which is in Valdivia , Chile, claims 4,000 to 5,000 lives. It is the strongest earthquake ever recorded. The effects can be felt up to Hawaii, where a tsunami hits the city of Hilo .
  • 1967 : A fire breaks out in the À l'innovation department store in Brussels . There are about 4,000 people in the building at the time. The lack of a sprinkler system facilitates the rapid spread of the fire, the department store burns to the ground. A total of 322 people died in the accident, and the property damage amounted to over 85 million euros.
1968: The tower of the USS Scorpion on the ocean floor

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .

nature and environment

1902: Crater Lake National Park
1915: Lassen Peak exploded


1898: The Ensgrabers

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 18th century

Johann Salomon Brunnquell (* 1693)

18th century

19th century


Richard Wagner (* 1813)


Arthur Conan Doyle (* 1859)
Symon Petljura (* 1879)
Alfonsina Storni (* 1892)

20th century


Hergé (* 1907)
Paul Vanden Boeynants (* 1919)


Peter Matthiessen (* 1927)
Kurt Bendlin (* 1943)


Cha Bum-kun (born 1953)
Naomi Campbell (born 1970)


Katie Price (* 1978)
Atika Bouagaa (* 1982)
Novak Đoković (* 1987)


Before the 15th century

15th to 17th centuries

Francesco Guicciardini († 1540)

18th century

Asaf Jah I. († 1748)

19th century

Alessandro Manzoni († 1873)

20th century


Jules Renard († 1910)
Isabella Augusta Gregory († 1932)


Kuno-Hans von Both († 1955)
Langston Hughes († 1967)
Kurt Jooss († 1979)

21st century

Richard Biggs († 2004)
Adolf Born († 2016)

Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

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