May 22 in Pop Culture History

May 22 in Pop Culture History

1455 – England’s War of the Roses began when the Yorkists defeated King Henry VI’s Lancastrian forces at St. Albans.

1849 – Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent (#6,469) for “buoying boats over shoals”.

1906 – Orville and Wilbur Wright were granted a patent (#821,393) for their system of flight control.

1927 (Earthquake) Gulang/Gansu, China

1933 – First modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by Aldie and John Mackay, who saw “something resembling a whale.”

1960 (Earthquake) Magnitude 9.5 in Chile killed 5,000 and left 2,000,000 homeless.

1961 # 1 Hit May 22, 1961 – May 28, 1961: Ernie K-DoeMother-in-Law

1965 # 1 Hit May 22, 1965 – May 28, 1965: The BeatlesTicket to Ride

1976 # 1 Hit May 22, 1976 – May 28, 1976: WingsSilly Love Songs

1992 – Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time

1993- NBC broadcasted the graduation episode (series finale) for Saved By The Bell.

1995- Blossom came to an end on NBC

2004 # 1 Hit May 22, 2004 – July 9, 2004: UsherBurn

2010 # 1 Hit May 22, 2010 – June 18, 2010: EminemNot Afraid

2011 (Tornado) Joplin, Missouri

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