5/22/2020 12:01:00 AM Today In History - May 22
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History 1849 Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (only US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions; and in 1919 Andrew 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.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
334 BC - The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
1570 - 1st atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps
1826 - HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
1843 - 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon
1849 - Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (only US president to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions
1863 - General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg
1868 - Great Train Robbery-7 men (Reno Brother) make off with $98,000 in cash
1919 - Andrew 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
1939 - Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"
1967 - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)
1859 - Arthur Conan Doyle, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice
1907 - Laurence Olivier, England, actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer)
1910 - Johnny Olson, TV announcer (Price is Right)
1930 - Harvey Milk, Woodmere New York, American politician and gay activist
1938 - Richar1970 - Naomi Campbell, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped), born in London, Englandd Benjamin, director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
1938 - Susan Strasberg, actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou), born in NYC, New York
1940 - Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)
1942 - [Theodore] Ted Kaczynski, Evergreen Park Illinois, American terrorist (Unabomber)
1860 - Major General George McClellan (33) weds Mary Ellen at Calvary Church in NYC, New York
1945 - Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren (18) weds partner Ed Warren (18)
1956 - Actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy
1980 - Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry
2004 - Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain
2001 - Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married
337 - Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome (306-37), dies at 47
1802 - Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady (1789-97), dies at 70
1967 - Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65
1984 - John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery
1988 - Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
1990 - Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
1995 - Robert Fleming, actor (Kafka, Rebecca, Funny Face), dies at 83
2012 - Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, dies at 85
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