Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 22

  • May 22, 337
    Emperor of Rome Constantine dies in villa Achyron near Nicomedia, so three his sons Constantine II, Constantius II and Constans, succeed
  • May 22, 1200
    Philip II of France recognizes John's possession of the continental Angevin lands at the peace treaty of Le Goulet
  • May 22, 1246
    Henry Raspe, promoted by Archbishop of Cologne Konrad von Hochstaden, is elected antiking in opposition to Conrad IV of Germany by the Rhenish prelates in France
  • May 22, 1370
    Jews are massacred and expelled from Brussels, Belgium
  • May 22, 1455
    King Henry VI is taken prisoner by the Yorkists, a cadet branch of the English royal House of Plantagenet, at the Battle of St. Albans, the first battle in the 30-year War of the Roses
  • May 22, 1526
    Pope Clement VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence and Milan form League of Cognac against Emperor Charles V
  • May 22, 1712
    Emperor Charles VI is crowned king of Hungary
  • May 22, 1762
    Trevi Fountain, one of the most famous fountains in the world, completed by Italian sculptor Pietro Bracci, is officially inaugurated by Pope Clement XIII
  • May 22, 1843
    The first wagon train with over 1,000 settlers and 1,000 head of cattle sets out from Missouri down the Oregon Trail, an east-west wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon
  • May 22, 1860
    In Lebanon a small group of Maronites fire on a group of Druzes at the entrance to Beirut, killing one and wounding two, which sparks off a torrent of violence which swept through Lebanon
  • May 22, 1888
    Leroy Buffington, an architect from Minnesota, patents a system to build skyscrapers using load-bearing iron frames
  • May 22, 1939
    At the Reich Chancellory in Berlin, Italian Foreign Minister Count Ciano and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a ten-year political and military alliance, dubbed the Pact of Steel
  • May 22, 1943
    Stalin disbands Communist International
  • May 22, 1957
    South Africa Government approves race separation in universities
  • May 22, 1960
    A 9.5-magnitude earthquake occurs off the coast of Chile, killing about 1700 and leaving 2 million homeless and becomes the largest earthquake recorded to date
  • May 22, 1973
    At Xerox PARC, Bob Metcalfe invents the Ethernet computer connectivity system, taking the name "Ethernet" based on a discredited physical theory of an existing "ether" in space allowing transmission of light rays from the sun to the Earth
  • May 22, 2001
    The Terraces of the Baha'i Faith, garden terraces around the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel officially open
  • May 22, 2012
    Tokyo Skytree, the tallest self-supporting tower in the world at 634 metres high, is opened to the public
  • May 22, 2014
    The Royal Thai Army overthrows the caretaker government of Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan after a failure to resolve the political unrest in Thailand

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