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Notable Historical Events for May 22nd

1986Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC

1176Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo

1990Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

196618th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

1919Andrew E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites

1849Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device

1799Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews

1998Lewinsky 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.

1964LBJ presents "Great Society"

1863General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg

May 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 22nd

1813Richard Wagner, Leipsig Germany, composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman)

1930Harvey Milk, Woodmere New York, American politician and gay activist

1859Arthur Conan Doyle, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice

1942[Theodore] Ted Kaczynski, Evergreen Park Illinois, American terrorist (Unabomber)

May 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 22nd

1945Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren (18) weds partner Ed Warren (18)

1860Major General George McClellan (33) weds Mary Ellen at Calvary Church in NYC, New York

2010Singer-songwriter and guitarist Alanis Morissette (38) weds rapper Mario Treadway (32) in Los Angeles

2010"Numb3rs" star David Krumholtz (32) weds actress Vanessa Britting (29) at The Plaza Hotel in New York City

May 22nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 22nd

1967Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

1802Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady (1789-97), dies at 70

May 22nd Deaths
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