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Notable Historical Events for May 22nd

1863General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg

1939Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"

1977Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

1990Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

1940UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city

1176Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo

1849Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device

1983Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament

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

19791st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO

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Notable Birthdays on May 22nd

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 22nd

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

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

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

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

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