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  • On This Day: What happened on 22 May?

    On This Day: What happened on 22 May?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 22 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    2017 | Twenty-two people were killed at the Ariana Grande concert in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.

    2015 | The Republic of Ireland was the first country to legalize gay marriage in a public referendum.

    2017 | US President Donald Trump visited the Holy Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem and became the first US President to visit the Western Wall.

    2014 | General Prayut Chan-o-cha became Thailand’s interim leader in the military coup d’état, following six months of political turmoil.

    2014 | An explosion occurred in ÿrümqi, the capital of China’s far-western Xinjiang region, which caused at least 43 deaths and 91 injuries.

    2012 | Tokyo Skytree opened to the public. It is the tallest tower globally (634 m), and the second tallest artificial structure on Earth after Burj Khalifa (829.8 m).

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    1976 | American cyclist, Christian Vande Velde.

    1927 | American actor, Michael Constantine.

    1946 | Romanian philosopher, political scientist, and politician, Andrei Marga.

    1943 | American baseball player, Tommy John.

    1966 | Chinese director and screenwriter, Wang Xiaoshuai.


    2015 | Ukrainian-Canadian SS officer, Vladimir Katriuk, 94

    2012 | Pakistani politician, Muzafar Bhutto,42.

    2017 | American motorcycle racer, Nicky Hayden, 36.

    2013 | Russian historian and ethnographer, Sigurd Ottovich Schmidt, 91.

    2019 | German-born British writer and illustrator, Judith Kerr, 96.


    Tottenham players celebrate a goal.

    1982 | Tottenham drew 1-1 with Division Two QPR at Wembley in the FA Cup Final first leg. Spurs won the second leg at Wembley five days later.

    2020 | On this day, “Lovebirds” was released in the United States. It was directed by Michael Showalter.


    Senegal is among African countries which have never suffered a coup d’état.

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