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This day in History May 22nd

This day in History May 22nd

  • 334 BC – The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Granicus.
  • 1570 – First Atlas. ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ (theatre of the world) published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps.
  • 1843 – First wagon train with 700-1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon.
  • 1939 – Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign “Pact of Steel” in Berlin, Germany.
  • 1946 – First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands missile range in New Mexico.
  • 2014 – Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the Kingdom’s constitution and taking control of the government, the 12th since the country’s first coup in 1932.

Today in Film and TV

  • 1992 – Johnny Carson’s final appearance as host of “The Tonight Show”.

Today in Music

  • 1900 – Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player.

Today in Sport

  • 2003 – In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sorenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.

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