May 22 in History – What happened on 22 May in Past

22 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

In India and world history May 22 has a special significance, because on this day there have been many such incidents which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let us know that some of the most important events that will increase your general knowledge. The collected facts will be such as: the people born on this day, the passing of the famous persons, the war pact, the freedom of any country, the invention of new technologies, the change of power, the important national and international day etc

What happened on May 22 in history:

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1917The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 began on 21st May resulted into the damage of $5.5 million. Around 300 acres including 2,000 homes, business and churches were destroyed and about 1,000 people were displaced. There was one fatality of a woman due to heart attack.
1934Oskaloosa, lowa, became the first municipality in the United States to gather data of fingerprints all of its citizens including children.
1960The Great Chilean Earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale occurred on May 22, 1960, affecting Southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia and the Aleutian Islands. It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the world history.
1980Arcade game Pac-Man was released on May 22, 1980 by Namaco. It is among the most famous arcade game and one of the highest grossing video games of all time.
1987Hashimpura massacre took place on May 22, 1987 in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India during Hindu-Muslim riots. In this massacre 42 Muslim youth from the Hashimpura mohalla were allegedly rounded up by 19 PAC personal who took them in truck near Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad where they were shot and their bodies were dumped in the water canals; however five of them survived even after being shot. In absence of sufficient evidences all 16 PAC personal were acquitted by Tis Hazari Court in 2015, while three of them were already dead.
1990Operating system Windows 3.0 was released on May 22, 1990 by Microsoft Window, succeeding Windows 2.1x. It was the only version of Windows that could be run in three different memory modes real, standard and 386 enhanced mode.
2003Swedish professional golfer Annika Sorenstam became the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event in Fort Worth, Texas on May 22, 2003 since 1945 Los Angeles Open which was qualified by Babe Zaharias.
2009The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 signed into law by the US President Barack Obama on May 22, 2009 after Unites States Congress passed the amended bill on 20th May. The bill is effective from February 22, 2010.
2010Air India Express Flight 812 crashed on May 22, 2010 after falling over a cliff in Mangalore, India, killing 158 people on board. It was the third deadliest aviation disaster in India and the deadliest accident of a 737aircraft.
2012Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in Japan with the height of 634.0 metres, opened on May 22, 2012 to the public. It is the second tallest structure in the world after Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

List of May 22 famous birthdays:

YearName / Profession / Country

List of May 22 famous Indian birthdays:

YearName / Profession / Country
1940E.A.S. Prasanna / Cricketer / India
1959Mahbuba Mufti / Politician / India
1948Nedumudi Venu / Actor / India
1772Ram Mohan Roy / Philosopher / India
1905Santosh Yadav / Mountaineer / India
1408Annamacharya / Saint / India
1959Mehbooba Mufti / Politician / India
1772Raja Ram Mohan Roy / Social Worker / India

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