May 22

May 22 is the 142nd day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 143rd in leap years), thus still remain 223 days of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 19th century
  • 3.2 19th century
  • 3.3 20th century
  • 3.4 21st century


Politics and World Affairs

  • 0337: The Roman emperor Constantine the Great dies. In the following months, high-ranking military kill all adult male relative of the emperor, with the exception of his sons Constantine II, Constantius II and Constans, whose rule is to be secured. Only Julian and Gallus, sons of Julius Constantius, survive due to their youth the massacre.
  • 1200: The Treaty of Le Goulet, King Philip II of France and the English King John Lackland of sons.
  • 1246: After the deposition of the Emperor Frederick II by Pope Innocent IV Heinrich Raspe IV is elected by a minority of princes in Veitshoechheim anti-king.
  • 2004: Following the rejection of the Office by Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh was elected Prime Minister of India by surprise. As a member of the religious community of the Sikh, he is the first non- Hindu in this office.
  • 2005: The SPD loses after 39 years her home country North Rhine -Westphalia in the state elections. Franz Müntefering and Gerhard Schröder announce new elections to the German Bundestag in the fall.


Science and Technology

  • 2012: With the 634 -meter-high Tokyo Sky Tree, the hitherto highest TV tower and simultaneously the second- tallest freestanding structure in the world was opened.



  • 2004: In the Spanish capital, Madrid, the marriage of Prince Felipe and Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano the journalist takes place.


  • 0964: Benedict V. follows as elected by the Romans on the Pope John XII died. Emperor Otto I. operates his deposition. About a month later the person elected is brought as a prisoner in the custody of the Archbishop Adaldag to Hamburg.
  • 1377: Pope Gregory XI. adopt five Papal bulls against 18 sentences from the writings of John Wyclif, addressed to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London, the English king Edward III. , the Registrar and the University of Oxford. Due to the popularity of Wyclif their influence remains low.
  • 1844: Sayyid Ali Muhammad al - Bab, also called Bab ( the Gate), founded in Shiraz, Iran, the Babism, which later became the religion of the Bahai apparent. Witnessed the revelation is Mullah Husayn from Bushruyyih, which is the first disciples of the new revelation.
  • 1988: The Swiss Richard Fehr enter into a solemn Mass in the New Apostolic Church building in Stuttgart- Fellbach officially the Office of the Chief Apostle and church leader of the New Apostolic Church International in which he his predecessor Hans Urwyler has passed on 3 May at the bedside.
  • 2004: As part of the pilgrimage of the nations takes place the Central European Catholic in the Styrian Mariazell. Pilgrims from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia - Herzegovina and Austria take part.

Nature and Environment


Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


  • 2004: Borussia Mönchengladbach wins his last home game in Bökelbergstadion 3-1 against TSV 1860 München. It is the last Bundesliga game in the traditional stadium at Bökelstraße.

Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century




Before the 19th century

  • 0337: Constantine I, Roman emperor
  • 1067: Constantine X Dukas, Byzantine emperor ( 1059-1067 )
  • 1068: Go- Reizei, 70th emperor of Japan ( 1045-1068 )
  • 1183: Berthold of Bussnang, Bishop of Constance
  • 1432: Agnes of Nuremberg, abbess of the monastery courtyard
  • 1455: Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English nobleman
  • 1455: Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English nobleman
  • 1455: Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Stafford, English nobleman
  • 1540: Francesco Guicciardini, Italian politician and historian ( History of Italy ), a friend of Niccolò Machiavelli
  • 1569: Georg Aemilius, German theologian and botanist
  • 1666: Caspar Schott, scientists, students of the polymath Athanasius Kircher
  • 1667: Alexander VII, Pope 1655-1667
  • 1677: Wilhelm, Margrave of Baden
  • 1688: Johann Andreas Quenstedt, German representatives of Lutheran orthodoxy
  • 1692: Hartwig of Stiten, Lübeck councilor
  • 1718: Gaspard Abeille, French clergyman, writer and playwright
  • 1735: Johann Conrad Arnoldi, German educator, logician, librarian and Lutheran theologian
  • 1745: François -Marie de Broglie, French military leader, Marshal of France
  • 1775: Emanuel Filiberto of Wallenstein, German nobleman
  • 1782: Daniel Triller, German physician and writer
  • 1782: Friederike Caroline Luise of Hesse- Darmstadt, daughter of Georg Wilhelm of Hesse- Darmstadt
  • 1782: Friedrich Gottlieb Zoller, German legal scholar
  • 1795: Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, German music theorist and critic

19th century

20th century

21st Century

  • 2004: Mikhail Yakovlevich Voronin, Russian Turner
  • 2004: Richard Biggs, American television and theater actor
  • 2004: Wolfgang Richter, German composer
  • 2005: Howard Morris, American comedian
  • 2006: Thomas Burton Adams, Jr., American politician
  • 2006: Lee Jong Wook, South Korean politician and general of the World Health Organization
  • 2008: Robert Lynn Asprin, American writer
  • 2009: Herbert Ballmann, German film producer and film director
  • 2009: Alexander Grill, Austrian actor
  • 2010: Martin Gardner, American science journalist and nonfiction author
  • 2010: Mustafa Ahmad Muhammad Uthman Abu al - Yazid, Egyptian terrorist
  • 2011: Joseph Brooks, American screenwriter, director, film producer and composer
  • 2013: Henri Dutilleux, French composer

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances Julia of Corsica, Martyr ( Catholic)
  • Marion of Klot, Baltic martyr ( Protestant)
  • Name Days Rita

More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.

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  • Day in May