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  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 22, 1906

    The Wright brothers

    New and useful Improvements in Flying Machines

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 22, 1906

    The Wright brothers wrote their 1903 patent application themselves, but it was rejected. In January 1904 they hired Ohio patent attorney Henry Toulmin, and on May 22, 1906, they were granted U.S. Patent 821393 for "new and useful Improvements in Flying Machines".




  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 1957

    Atomic Bomb

    Mark-17 accident

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 1957

    May 22, 1957: a 42,000-pound (19,000 kg) Mark-17 hydrogen bomb accidentally fell from a bomber near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The detonation of the device's conventional explosives destroyed it on impact and formed a crater 25 feet (7.6 m) in diameter on land owned by the University of New Mexico. According to a researcher at the Natural Resources Defense Council, it was one of the most powerful bombs made to date.




  • U.S.
    Friday May 22, 1964

    Audrey Hepburn

    Paris When It Sizzles

    U.S.
    Friday May 22, 1964

    Hepburn reunited with her Sabrina co-star William Holden in Paris When It Sizzles (1964), a screwball comedy in which she played the young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter, who aids his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 22, 1984

    Gulf War

    The Project Conclusions

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 22, 1984

    On 22 May 1984, President Reagan was briefed on the project conclusions in the Oval Office by William Flynn Martin who had served as the head of the NSC staff that organized the study. The full declassified presentation can be seen here. The conclusions were threefold: first, oil stocks needed to be increased among members of the International Energy Agency and, if necessary, released early in the event of oil market disruption; second, the United States needed to beef up the security of friendly Arab states in the region; and third, an embargo should be placed on sales of military equipment to Iran and Iraq. The plan was approved by President Reagan and later affirmed by the G-7 leaders headed by the United Kingdom's Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, in the London Summit of 1984. The plan was implemented and became the basis for US preparedness to respond to the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait in 1991.




  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 1985

    James Bond

    A View to a Kill premiere

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 1985

    A View to a Kill is a 1985 spy film and the fourteenth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and both the seventh and the last to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.




  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Wednesday May 22, 2013

    X-box

    Xbox Internet-based features

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Wednesday May 22, 2013

    Announced on May 21, 2013, the Xbox One has an emphasis on internet-based features, including the ability to record and stream gameplay, and the ability to integrate with a set-top box to watch cable or satellite TV through the console with an enhanced guide interface and Kinect-based voice control.




  • Palmdale, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 2013

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Pearl Fernandez called 9-1-1

    Palmdale, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 2013

    On May 22, 2013, Pearl Fernandez called 9-1-1 to report that her child, Gabriel Fernandez, was not breathing.


  • San Ramon, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    Huawei

    The SD Association had removed Huawei from its list of members

    San Ramon, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    On 23 May 2019, it was reported that the SD Association had removed Huawei from its list of members—implicating a revocation of its membership to the association.


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