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334 BCThe Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus

1956"Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV

1176Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo

2002Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks

1863General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg

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

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

1993Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

201119th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win

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

May 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 22nd

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

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

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

1970Naomi Campbell, London England, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped)

May 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 22nd

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

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

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

May 22nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 22nd

337Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome (306-37), dies at 47

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

May 22nd Deaths
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