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MAY 22

Canada: Immigrants Day
(In recognition of the contributions immigrants have made to Canada)
Canada Immigration
Haiti: Sovereignty and Thanksgiving Day
(Observed annually on this date)
Haiti Trade Port
Sri Lanka: National Heroes Day
(Observed annually on this date in commemoration of Ceylon changing its name to Sri Lanka 05/22/1972)
Sri Lanka Trade Port
United States: National Maritime Day
(Established by Congress in 1933 as an annual May 22 observance)
U.S. Dept of Transportation Naval History Presidential Prolcamation U.S. Merchant Marines
Yemen: Day of National Unity
(Commemorates of the unification of North & South Yemen: 5/22/1990)
Yemen AME Info
1672 Louis de Buade Frontenac (French Courtier, Governor of New France: 1672-82, 1689-98) French Poltical and Social Leaders
1717 Francois-Joachim Bernis (French Statesman, Catholic Cardinal) France Catholicism
1884 William Tatum Wofford (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
1885 Giacomo Matteotti (Italian Socialist Leader) Italian Political Leaders
1942 Marguerite Ross Barnett (Virginia-born Educator; President University of Houston) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note African American Political and Social Leaders University of Houston African American Registry
Peter J. Gomes (Massachusetts Religious Leader) MA Social Leaders Religion
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1802 Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (Virginia-born Wife of American President George Washington) Martha Washington George Washington
1885 Victor Hugo (French Author) Victor Hugo
1370 Accused of Disrespect for Christian Sacraments, Jews Are Banished from Belgium Belgium Judaism
1455 The War of the Roses Begins as Yorkists Take King Henry VI Prisoner at Battle of St. Albans British History King Henry VI Historic UK History Channel
1542 Pope Paul III Calls the Council of Trent to Address the Challenges of Reformation Catholicism Concordia
1690 British Parliament's Act of Grace Forgives Followers of James II British History Law and Legal Resources James II British History Online
1781 Patriots Fail to Capture the Village of Ninety-Six, Along South Carolina's Saluda River South Carolina American Revolution History Channel
1782 British Begin the Withdrawal of All Forces From Georgia Great Britain Georgia American Revolution University of Georgia
1863 U.S. War Dept Establishes Bureau of Colored Troops U.S. Government Civil War African Americans Heritage National Archives African American Heritage
U.S.S. Fort Henry Captures the Sloop Isabella in Florida's Wacasassa Bay Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1865 Jefferson Davis Is Jailed at Virginia's Fort Monroe Virginia Jefferson Davis Forts Civil War Virginia Historical Society
1872 President Grants Signs Amnesty Act Restoring the Civil Rights of Former Confederates President U.S. Grant Civil War Civil Rights College of St. Scholastica
1882 The United States and Korea Sign the Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation Korea World History Asian-American Heritage Cornell University
1917 Austrian-Hungarian Prime Minister Ivan Tisza Resigns at the Request of the Emperor, Karl I Austria Hungary European History World War I History Channel
1932 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt Gives the Commencement Address at Georgia's Oglethorpe University Georgia Education New York Political and Social Leaders Franklin D. Roosevelt Oglethorpe University University of Georgia
1939 Hitler & Mussolini Create Military Alliance with 'Pact of Steel' Nazi Germany Italy European History History Channel
1944 Allies Begin Systematic Bombing of German Railroads Nazi Germany Railroads Aviation History World War II
1947 Congress Enacts the Truman Doctrine with Aid to Greece & Turkey U.S. Congress The Truman Doctrine Economics New York Times
1964 President Lyndon Johnson Promotes His "Great Society" to 85,000 People at Michigan Stadium Michigan Lyndon Johnson Human Rights/Civil Rights State of Michigan
1967 Egyptian President Nasser Closes Straits of Tiran to Israel Egypt Israel Naval History BBC
Fire Kills 322 at the L'Innovation Department Store in Brussels, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Fire Safety Death History Channel
1970 South Africa's Cricket Tour of England Is Canceled Due to Expected Anti-Apartheid Protests South Africa Great Britain Apartheid BBC
1972 Richard Nixon Is First American President to Visit Moscow The Soviet Union Richard Nixon Historic Firsts History Channel BBC
Ceylon Adopts New Constitution & Becomes Republic of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka New York Times
1977 Jimmy Carter Reaffirms Human Rights As a Foreign Policy Priority Jimmy Carter Human Rights History Channel
1990 North & South Yemen Merge to Form Republic of Yemen Yemen History Channel
1991 Queen Elizabeth II Visits the First African-American Baptist Church in Houston, Texas Queen Elizabeth II Houston, Texas Religion African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1998 Irish Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Northern Ireland Peace Accord Ireland Northern Ireland Voting BBC
2000 Arkansas Supreme Court Recommends President Clinton's Disbarment Arkansas Bill Clinton Law and Legal Resources CNN

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