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This Day in History: May 22

May 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1807 - A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
  2. 1849 - President Abraham Lincoln is issued a patent for an invention to lift boats over obstacles in a river, the only patent ever issued to a U.S. President.
  3. 1906 - The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine".
  4. 1980 - Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man.
  5. 2012 - Tokyo Skytree is opened to public. It is the tallest tower in world (634 m), and the second tallest man-made structure on Earth, after Burj Khalifa(829.8 m).
  6. Famous Birthdays: Michel-François Dandré-Bardon (French history painter and etcher), William Sturgeon (English physicist and inventor, invented the Electromagnet and Electric motor), Bodo von Borries (German physicist, co-inventor of the electron microscope), Herbert C. Brown (English-American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Michael Green (British physicist and co-pioneer of string theory)

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