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Notable Historical Events for May 22nd

201119th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win

1176Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo

1849Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device

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

1963Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade

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

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

1977Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

1943Stalin disbands Komintern

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

May 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 22nd

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

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

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

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

May 22nd Birthdays
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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

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

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

May 22nd Deaths
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