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  • Paris, France
    Sunday May 22, 1904

    FIFA World Cup

    FIFA

    Paris, France
    Sunday May 22, 1904

    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was founded in Paris on 22 May 1904




  • 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".




  • Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday May 22, 1907

    Xinhai Revolution

    Huanggang Uprising

    Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday May 22, 1907

    The Huanggang Uprising was launched on 22 May 1907, in Chaozhou. The Revolutionary party, along with Xu Xueqiu , Chen Yongpo and Yu Tongshi, launched the uprising and captured Huanggang city. Other Japanese that followed include and. After the uprising began, the Qing government quickly and forcefully suppressed it. Around 200 revolutionaries were killed.




  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Monday May 22, 1922

    Irish War of Independence

    350 IRA men were arrested

    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Monday May 22, 1922

    On 22 May, after the assassination of West Belfast Unionist MP William Twaddell, 350 IRA men were arrested in Belfast, crippling its organisation there.




  • Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan
    Friday May 22, 1925

    Hachikō

    The Wait Starts

    Shibuya Station, Tokyo, Japan
    Friday May 22, 1925

    Each day, for the next nine years, nine months and fifteen days, Hachikō awaited Ueno's return, appearing precisely when the train was due at the station.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday May 22, 1939

    World War II

    Pact of Steel

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday May 22, 1939

    After the Franco-British pledge to Poland, Germany and Italy formalized their own alliance with the Pact of Steel.




  • 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.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 22, 1972

    Richard Nixon

    The President and First Lady Visit to The Soviet Union

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 22, 1972

    Nixon used the improving international environment to address the topic of nuclear peace. Following the announcement of his visit to China, the Nixon administration concluded negotiations for him to visit the Soviet Union. The President and First Lady arrived in Moscow on May 22, 1972 and met with Leonid Brezhnev, the General Secretary of the Communist Party; Alexei Kosygin, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers; and Nikolai Podgorny, the head of state, among other leading Soviet officials.Nixon engaged in intense negotiations with Brezhnev. Out of the summit came agreements for increased trade and two landmark arms control treaties: SALT I, the first comprehensive limitation pact signed by the two superpowers, and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which banned the development of systems designed to intercept incoming missiles. Nixon and Brezhnev proclaimed a new era of "peaceful coexistence". A banquet was held that evening at the Kremlin.


  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday May 22, 1979

    Justin Trudeau

    Father's government was defeated

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday May 22, 1979

    Trudeau lived at 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, the official residence of Canada's prime minister, from his birth until his father's government was defeated in the federal election on May 22, 1979.


  • Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Saturday May 22, 1982

    Iran–Iraq War

    The Iranians began The drive Towards Khorramshahr

    Khorramshahr, Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Saturday May 22, 1982

    In the early morning hours of 23 May 1982, the Iranians began the drive towards Khorramshahr across the Karun River. This part of Operation Beit ol-Moqaddas was spearheaded by the 77th Khorasan division with tanks along with the Revolutionary Guard and Basij.


  • 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.


  • Croatia
    Friday May 22, 1992

    Croatian War of Independence

    A member of the UN

    Croatia
    Friday May 22, 1992

    Croatia became a member of the UN on May 22, 1992, which was conditional upon Croatia amending its constitution to protect the human rights of minority groups and dissidents.


  • Križ Hill, Croatia
    Friday May 22, 1992

    Croatian War of Independence

    Operation Jaguar

    Križ Hill, Croatia
    Friday May 22, 1992

    Operation Jaguar at Križ Hill near Bibinje and Zadar, on May 22, 1992.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday May 22, 1992

    Bosnian War

    A member State of the United Nations

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Friday May 22, 1992

    The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina was admitted as a member State of the United Nations on 22 May 1992.


  • Slovenia
    Friday May 22, 1992

    Ten-Day War (Slovenian Independence War)

    United Nations

    Slovenia
    Friday May 22, 1992

    Joined the United Nations on 22 May. Yugoslavia (Death)= 44 Slovenia (Death)= 19 Yugoslavia (Wounded)= 146 Slovenia (Wounded)= 182 Yugoslavia (Prisoner)= 4,693 Slovenia (Prisoner)= --


  • 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.


  • Colombia
    Friday May 22, 2015

    Colombian conflict

    The FARC suspended a truce

    Colombia
    Friday May 22, 2015

    On 22 May 2015, the FARC suspended a truce after 26 of its fighters were killed in a government air and ground offensive.


  • Jerusalem, Israel
    Monday May 22, 2017

    Donald Trump

    First U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem

    Jerusalem, Israel
    Monday May 22, 2017

    Trump has supported the policies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On May 22, 2017, he was the first U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, during his first foreign trip.


  • United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 22, 2018

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

    The Duchess's first official engagement

    United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 22, 2018

    The Duchess's first official engagement after the wedding came on May 22 when she and her husband celebrated the charity work of his father, Prince Charles.


  • Cambridge, England
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    Huawei

    Arm Holdings suspended its business with Huawei

    Cambridge, England
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    On 22 May 2019, Arm Holdings also suspended its business with Huawei, including all "active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements". Although it is a Japanese-owned company based in the UK, Arm cited that its intellectual property contained technologies of U.S. origin that it believed were covered under the Department of Commerce order. This prevents Huawei from manufacturing chips under the ARM architecture.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    Brexit

    The second alternative offered was that if MPs approved May's deal

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    The second alternative offered was that if MPs approved May's deal, Brexit would be due to occur on 22 May 2019.


  • 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.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday May 22, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    UK Reach 250K

    United Kingdom
    Friday May 22, 2020

    On the 22nd of May in 2020, the United Kingdom infections have reached the 250 thousand mark according to the WHO.


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