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22 May

337 – Roman Empire – Emperor Constantine I died. http://www.roman-empire.net/decline/constantine-index.html

337 – Roman Empire – Caesar Flavius Claudius Constantinus Augustus became Co Roman Emperor with Caesar Flavius Julius Constantius Augustus and Caesar Flavius Julius Constans Augustus. http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/constantius-II.html

853 – Egypt – Sacking of Damietta began (Arab-Byzantine Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_of_Damietta_(853)

896 – Rome – Stephen VI became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Stephen_VI

964 – Rome – Benedict V voted Pope by the people of Rome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_V

1201 – England – Earthquake, epicentre in Somerset. http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/historical/query_eq/

1455 – England – First Battle of St. Albans (Wars of the Roses). http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/albans1.htm

1629 – Germany – Treaty of Lübeck signed (Thirty Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_L%C3%BCbeck

1667 – Rome – Pope Alexander VII died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Alexander_VII

1762 – Pomerania – Treaty of Hamburg signed ending the Pomeranian War (Seven Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Hamburg_(1762) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomeranian_War

1762 – Italy – Trevi Fountain officially opened by Pope Clemens III. http://www.trevifountain.net/trevifountainhistory3.htm

1807 – UK – Fire of Chudleigh. http://www.chudleighhistorygroup.com/great-fire.html

1809 – Austria – Battle of Aspern-Essling ended (War of the Fifth Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Aspern-Essling

1812 – France – Action of 22 May (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_of_22_May_1812

1816 – UK – Ely & Littleport Riots began. http://vcp.e2bn.org/case_studies/casestudy11770-tigers-of-the-fens-the-littleport-and-ely-rioters-reports-page.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ely_and_Littleport_riots_of_1816


1819 – USA – SS Savannah left Savannah, Georgia, to become first steamship to cross Atlantic Ocean. https://youtu.be/SFz9ZUoZflg  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Savannah

1826 – UK – HMS Beagle left Plymouth on first voyage, captained by Pringle Stokes. http://www.hmsbeagleproject.org/timeline/

1848 – Martinique – Slavery abolished.

1849 – USA – Abraham Lincoln received patent for invention to lift boats over shoals. https://youtu.be/R6ozg0GIhdQ  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln%27s_patent


1864 – USA – Red River Campaign ended (American Civil War). https://youtu.be/vZA9VHYZVYk WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/mansfield/mansfield-history-articles/redriverjoiner.html

1897 – UK – Blackwall Tunnel (Western bore) under the River Thames officially opened. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols43-4/pp640-645

1902 – Ireland – SS Ionic II (White Star Liner) launched in Belfast. http://www.titanic-titanic.com/ionic_2.shtml


1915 – USA – Lassen Peak erupted. https://youtu.be/hi82WuHJAnc  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressinghttp://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/usgsnps/lassen/lassenfact.html

1915 – Scotland – Three trains collided near Gretna Green, 227 killed.  http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=85

1927 – China – Earthquake measuring 7.6Mw, epicentre in Gulang, Gansu, 40,900 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1927_Gulang_earthquake

1938 – Brazil – Syndicato Condor plane crashed at Santos Airport, SP, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19380522-1

1939 – Germany – Pact of Steel signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pact_of_Steel

1940 – France – Battle of Boulogne began (Battle of France-WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Boulogne_(1940)

1940 – France – Siege of Calais began (WWII). http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a1120898.shtml https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Calais_(1940)

1942 – Norway – Luftwaffe plane crashed at Fugloy, Gildeskal, Nordland, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420522-1

1942 – Mexico – Entered WWII.

1946 – Norway – DNL plane crashed at Oslo-Fornebu Airport, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460522-0

1947 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Dayton-Wright Patterson AFB, OH, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470522-1

1950 – Bulgaria – Bulgarian Air Force plane crashed at Mount Paskal, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500522-0

1953 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Des Moines, IA, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530522-0

1954 – NZ – NAC Flight 152 crashed near Paraparaumu Airport, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540522-0

1958 – Ceylon – Anti-Tamil Pogrom & Riots began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_anti-Tamil_pogrom


1960 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 9.5Mw, epicentre in Valdivia, 5,700 killed. https://youtu.be/DFLLtVPzwGA WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://geology.com/records/largest-earthquake/

1961 – Australia – Earthquake in New South Wales. http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=PH620536.pdf


1962 – USA – Bomb exploded on Continental Airlines Flight 11 over Unionville Missouri, 45 killed. https://youtu.be/zOfqHWaCpRg WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19620522-0


1967 – Belgium – Fire at L’Innovation store, Brussells, 323 killed. https://youtu.be/GDlXgMJ7bro WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Innovation_Department_Store_fire

1968 – Atlantic Ocean – Submarine USS Scorpion sank, 99 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Scorpion_(SSN-589)

1968 – USA – Los Angeles Airways Flight 841 (helicopter) crashed near Paramount, California, 23 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=14208

1971 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 6.9Mw, epicentre in Bingol, 1000+ killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1971_05_turkey.php

1972 – Ceylon – Adopted a new constitution, became a Republic and changed name to Sri Lanka.

1987 – India – Hashimpura Massacre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashimpura_massacre

1987 – New Zealand – First Rugby World Cup played at Eden Park, Auckland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_Rugby_World_Cup

1992 – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia & Slovenia – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

2004 – USA – Tornado hit Hallam, Nabraska, 1 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_2004_tornado_outbreak_sequence

2008 – USA – Sequence of tornadoes outbreak began across Great Plains, 13 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late-May_2008_tornado_outbreak_sequence

2010 – India – Air India Express Flight 812 crashed at Mangalore-Bajpe Airport; 158 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20100522-0

2011 – USA – Tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, 161 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Joplin_tornado

2012 – Bulgaria – Earthquake measuring 5.6Mw, epicentre in Pernik, 1 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Pernik_earthquake

2012 – Japan – Tokyo Skytree opened to the public.http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/may/22/tokyo-skytree-worlds-tallest-tower

2014 – China – Ürümqi Attack, 43 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-27502652