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Thursday, May 22, 2014

May 22 - This Day in History

May 22 : General Interest
1843: Great Emigration departs for Oregon

A massive wagon train, made up of 1,000 settlers and 1,000 head of cattle, sets off down the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri. Known as the "Great Emigration," the expedition came two years after the first modest party of settlers made the long, overland journey to Oregon... read more


American Revolution
1781 : Patriot siege of Ninety Six, South Carolina, begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patriot-siege-of-ninety-six-south-carolina-begins

Automotive
1969 : "Winning" released, stars Paul Newman as a race car driver
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winning-released-stars-paul-newman-as-a-race-car-driver

Civil War
1856 : Southern congressman attacks Northern senator
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/preston-brooks-attacks-charles-sumner

Cold War
1977 : Jimmy Carter reaffirms his commitment to human rights
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jimmy-carter-reaffirms-his-commitment-to-human-rights

Crime
1981 : Atlanta child murderer is questioned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/atlanta-child-murderer-is-questioned
2002 : Chandra Levy's remains found
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chandra-levys-remains-found

Disaster
1967 : Belgian department store burns
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/belgian-department-store-burns

General Interest
1455 : The War of the Roses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-war-of-the-roses
1972 : President Nixon in Moscow
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-nixon-in-moscow
1990 : Yemen united
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yemen-united

Hollywood
2004 : Controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 wins Palme d'Or
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/controversial-documentary-fahrenheit-911-wins-palme-dor

Literary
1859 : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sir-arthur-conan-doyle-is-born

Music
1958 : Jerry Lee Lewis drops a bombshell in London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jerry-lee-lewis-drops-a-bombshell-in-london

Old West
1843 : A thousand pioneers head West on the Oregon Trail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-thousand-pioneers-head-west-on-the-oregon-trail

Presidential
1802 : Martha Washington dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/martha-washington-dies

Sports
2003 : Sorenstam makes history
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sorenstam-makes-history

Vietnam War
1964 : Rusk warns North Vietnamese
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rusk-warns-north-vietnamese
1969 : Negotiators differ on diplomatic exchange
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/negotiators-differ-on-diplomatic-exchange

World War I
1917 : Crisis in Austria-Hungary
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/crisis-in-austria-hungary

World War II
1939 : The Pact of Steel is signed; the Axis is formed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-pact-of-steel-is-signed-the-axis-is-formed
1944 : Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-chattanooga-choo-choo-is-launched

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