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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

1969 : "Winning" released, stars Paul Newman as a race car driver

Civil War
1856 : Southern congressman attacks Northern senator

Cold War
1977 : Jimmy Carter reaffirms his commitment to human rights

1981 : Atlanta child murderer is questioned
2002 : Chandra Levy's remains found

1967 : Belgian department store burns

General Interest
1455 : The War of the Roses
1972 : President Nixon in Moscow
1990 : Yemen united

2004 : Controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 wins Palme d'Or

1859 : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is born

1958 : Jerry Lee Lewis drops a bombshell in London

Old West
1843 : A thousand pioneers head West on the Oregon Trail

1802 : Martha Washington dies

2003 : Sorenstam makes history

Vietnam War
1964 : Rusk warns North Vietnamese
1969 : Negotiators differ on diplomatic exchange

World War I
1917 : Crisis in Austria-Hungary

World War II
1939 : The Pact of Steel is signed; the Axis is formed
1944 : Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo is launched

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