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Historical Anniversaries this Week

May 22

Events (200 years ago today): 1819SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Events (50 years ago today): 1969Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon's surface.

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Paul Vanden Boeynants, Belgian businessman and politician, 55th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2001)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Cathy McMorris Rodgers, American lawyer and politician

International Day for Biological Diversity

May 23

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Robert Bernstein, American author and playwright (d. 1988)

May 24

Events (1100 years ago today): 919 – The nobles of Franconia and Saxony elect Henry the Fowler at the Imperial Diet in Fritzlar as king of the East Frankish Kingdom.

Births (350 years ago today): 1669Emerentia von Düben, Swedish royal favorite (d. 1743)

Births (200 years ago today): 1819Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1901)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Martin McCague, Northern Irish-English cricketer

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919Amado Nervo, Mexican poet, journalist, and educator (b. 1870)

May 25

Events (200 years ago today): 1819 – The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated.

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Robbie Ross, Canadian journalist and art critic (d. 1918)

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Mathilde Verne, English pianist and educator (d. 1936)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Glen Drover, Canadian guitarist and songwriter

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919Eliza Pollock, American archer (b. 1840)

May 26

Events (150 years ago today): 1869Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Events (50 years ago today): 1969Apollo program: Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.

Births (350 years ago today): 1669Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist and mycologist (d. 1722)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Rubén González, Cuban pianist (d. 2003)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969John Baird, Canadian politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1969Paul Hawkins, Australian race car driver (b. 1937)

May 27

Events (100 years ago today): 1919 – The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.

Births (500 years ago today): 1519Girolamo Mei, Italian historian and theorist (d. 1594)[5]

Births (200 years ago today): 1819Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (d. 1910)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Todd Hundley, American baseball player

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (b. 1848)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1969Jeffrey Hunter, American actor and producer (b. 1926)

May 28

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Mike DiFelice, American baseball player and manager


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