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Daily Trivia - May 22

Births

1622 - Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698)
1715 - François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)
1772 - Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833)
1808 - Gérard de Nerval, French writer (d. 1855)
1813 - Richard Wagner, German composer (d. 1883)
1841 - Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)
1844 - Mary Cassatt, American artist (d. 1926)
1849 - Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913)
1859 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, British physician and writer (d. 1930)
1874 - Daniel François Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1959)
1879 - Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer (d. 1947)
1879 - Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945)
1885 - Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924)
1885 - Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (d. 1957)
1891 - Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)
1902 - Al Simmons, baseball player (d. 1956)
1903 - Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)
1907 - Hergé, Belgian comic book creator (d. 1983)
1907 - Sir Laurence Olivier, English actor and director (d. 1989)
1910 - Johnny Olson, American game show announcer (d. 1985)
1911 - Anatol Rapoport, Russian-born mathematical psychologist, and pianist
1912 - Herbert C. Brown, English-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1914 - Vance Packard, American author (d. 1996)
1914 - Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
1917 - Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
1920 - Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (d. 2004)
1922 - Quinn Martin, American television producer (d. 1987)
1924 - Charles Aznavour, French singer, actor, and composer
1925 - James King, American tenor (d. 2005)
1925 - Jean Tinguely, Swiss artist (d. 1991)
1927 - George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1927 - Phil Tucker, American director
1930 - John Barth, American writer
1930 - Harvey Milk, American politician and civil rights activist (d. 1978)
1930 - Kenny Ball, British musician
1934 - Peter Nero, American musician
1936 - M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)
1938 - Richard Benjamin, American actor
1938 - Susan Strasberg, American actress (d. 1999)
1940 - Bernard Shaw, American television journalist
1940 - Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor
1941 - Paul Winfield, American actor (d. 2004)
1941 - Sir Menzies Campbell, UK Politician, Leader of the Liberal Democrats
1942 - Theodore Kaczynski, American terrorist (The Unabomber)
1942 - Calvin Simon, American musician (P Funk)
1942 - Barbara Parkins, Canadian actress
1943 - Tommy John, baseball player
1943 - Betty Williams, Irish politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1946 - George Best, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2005)
1950 - Bernie Taupin, English songwriter
1957 - Gary Sweet, Australian actor
1959 - Morrissey, English singer
1960 - Hideaki Anno, Japanese director
1964 - Ashley Renee, American fetish model
1966 - Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)
1966 - Jose Mesa, Dominican baseball player
1968 - Kevin Carolan, American actor and comedian
1970 - Naomi Campbell, English model and actress
1972 - Annabel Chong, Singapore actress
1973 - Danny Tiatto, Australian footballer
1978 - Jordan, English model and media personality
1978 - Ginnifer Goodwin, American Actress
1981 - Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler
1982 - Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater
1987 - Novak Đoković, Serbian tennis player

Deaths

337 - Constantine the Great, Roman Emperor (b. 272)
1068 - Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)
1455 - Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle)
1455 - Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (killed in battle) (b. 1406)
1457 - Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)
1538 - John Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471)
1540 - Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian (b. 1483)
1667 - Pope Alexander VII (b. 1599)
1745 - François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671)
1746 - Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (b. 1660)
1760 - Israel ben Eliezer, Polish-born mystical rabbi (b. 1700)
1772 - Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (b. 1687)
1795 - Ewald Friedrich, Count von Hertzberg, Prussian statesman (b. 1725)
1859 - King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (b. 1810)
1868 - Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1801)
1885 - Victor Hugo, French author (b. 1802)
1910 - Jules Renard, French author (b. 1864)
1932 - Lady Gregory, Irish playwright (b. 1852)
1939 - Ernst Toller, German author (b. 1893)
1939 - Jiri Mahen, Czech author (b. 1882)
1966 - Tom Goddard, English cricketer (b. 1900)
1967 - Langston Hughes, American writer (b. 1902)
1972 - Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet and writer (b. 1904)
1972 - Margaret Rutherford, English actress (b. 1892)
1983 - Albert Claude, Belgian biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1899)
1988 - Giorgio Almirante, Italian politician (b. 1914)
1990 - Rocky Graziano, American boxer (b. 1922)
1992 - Zellig Harris, American linguist (b. 1909)
1997 - Alfred Hershey, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1908)
1998 - José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (b. 1910)
2004 - Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
2004 - Mikhail Voronin, Russian gymnast (b. 1945)
2005 - Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician (b. 1914)
2005 - Julia Randall, American poet (b. 1924)
2005 - Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)
2006 - Lee Jong-wook, the Secretary-General of the World Health Organisation (b. 1945)
2006 - Heather Crowe, Canadian anti-tobacco activist (b. 1945)

Events

1176 - Murder attempt by the Hashshashin (Assassins) on Saladin near Aleppo.
1377 - Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
1455 - Wars of the Roses: At the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England.
1762 - Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
1807 - A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
1819 - The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20.
1840 - The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
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 Kansas").
1872 - Reconstruction: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act of 1872 into law restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.
1906 - The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, opens in Athens.
1906 - Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine".
1915 - Five trains collide in the Quintinshill rail crash near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246; the accident is found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction.
1936 - Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
1939 - World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.
1942 - Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies.
1947 - Cold War: In an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece.
1960 - An earthquake measuring 9.5 on the Richter scale, now known as the Great Chilean Earthquake, hits southern Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
1962 - Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode.
1964 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an "end to poverty and racial injustice" in America.
1967 - The Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, which results in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured.
1967 - Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the longest-running children's series on U.S. television, airs its first episode.
1968 - The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
1969 - Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon's surface.
1972 - Ceylon adopts a new constitution, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
1990 - North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
1990 - The Windows 3.0 operating system is released by Microsoft.
1992 - After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time.
1997 - Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial.
1998 - Lewinsky scandal: A federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.
2002 - In Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
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.
2003 - In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
2004 - Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family marries Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano.
2004 - The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It also killed one local resident.
2006 - Results from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announced. 55.4% of voters voted to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union.

Holidays

Victoria Day in Canada
World Biodiversity Day.
Republic of Yemen - National Day.
National Heroes Day in Sri Lanka.
National Maritime Day in the United States.([1])
Saint Atto
Saint Emile
Saint Fulk
Saint Lupus
Saint Romanus
Saint Humilita
Saint Julia
Saint Renata of Bavaria
Saint Rita of Cascia
     
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