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May 22nd In Pop Culture History

1455 - England's War of the Roses began when the Yorkists defeated King Henry VI's Lancastrian forces at St. Albans.

1849 - Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent (#6,469) for "buoying boats over shoals".

1906 - Orville and Wilbur Wright were granted a patent (#821,393) for their system of flight control.

1927 (Earthquake) Gulang/Gansu, China

1960 (Earthquake) Magnitude 9.5 in Chile killed 5,000 and left 2,000,000 homeless.

1961 # 1 Hit May 22, 1961 - May 28, 1961: Ernie K-Doe - Mother-in-Law

1965 # 1 Hit May 22, 1965 - May 28, 1965: The Beatles - Ticket to Ride

1976 # 1 Hit May 22, 1976 - May 28, 1976: Wings - Silly Love Songs

May 22, 1990 - Microsoft Windows 3.0 was released.

1992 - Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time

1993- NBC broadcasted the graduation episode (series finale) for Saved By The Bell.

1995- Blossom came to an end on NBC

May 22 Birthday (fictional) Ash Ketchun, Pokemon

May 22, 2001 - Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure aired on The Disney Channel

2004 # 1 Hit May 22, 2004 - July 9, 2004: Usher - Burn

2010 # 1 Hit May 22, 2010 - June 18, 2010: Eminem - Not Afraid

2011 (Tornado) Joplin, Missouri

May 22nd
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Maggie Quigley (1979)
Morrissey (1959)
Naomi Campbell (1970)
Peter Nero (1934)
Johnny Gill (1966)
Bernie Taupin (1950)
Sun Ra (1914 - 1993)
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859)
Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)
Christopher Lee (1922)
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.


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