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 This day in History - May 22
334 Historic Events for May 22
1781

Garret Wesley Mornington, composer, dies at 45

Death
1783

Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer

Birth
1784

Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy

Event
1801

Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer, dies at 58

Death
1803

1st public library opens (Connecticut)

Event
1804

John William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885

Birth
1807

Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Phila)

Event
1807

Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond Va (acquitted)

Event
1808

G de Nerval, writer

Birth
1813

Richard Wagner, Leipsig Germany, composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman)

Birth
1819

John H van Kinsbergen, lt-admiral/founder (Corps Marines), dies at 84

Death
1819

1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)

Event
1820

Alexander Ernst Fesca, composer

Birth
1821

Alfred Sully, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879

Birth
1825

Domenico Corri, composer, dies at 80

Death
1826

George Parr, cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st Eng touring capt)

Birth
1828

Albrecht Gr„fe, pioneer eye surgeon; founded modern ophthalmology

Birth
1836

Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul," premieres in Dusseldorf

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1843

1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon

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1844

Mary Cassatt, US, Impressionist painter (Woman Bathing)

Birth
1849

Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device

Event
1850

Johann Schrammel, composer

Birth
1852

Emile Sauret, composer

Birth
1856

Violence in Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner

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1858

Confederaci¢n Granadina (now Colombia) forms

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