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 This day in History - May 22
334 Historic Events for May 22
1947

1st US ballistic missile fired

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1947

"Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece

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1948

Richard Baker, (Rep-R-Louisiana)

Birth
1948

Claude McKaye, Jamaican/US author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies at 57

Death
1949

Klaus H T Mann, German/US writer (Turning Point), dies

Death
1949

Hans Erich Pfitzner, Russian/German composer, dies at 80

Death
1950

Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London

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1950

Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey

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1950

Bernie Taupin, lyricist (writes with Elton John)

Birth
1950

Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize

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1952

R W Eaks, Colorado Springs CO, Nike golfer (1990 Quicksilver Open)

Birth
1952

Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat

Birth
1953

John Edward Stevens, NYC, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List)

Birth
1953

President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill

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1953

Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4

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1953

Vaclav Klicka, composer, dies at 70

Death
1954

Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed

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1954

KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1954

80th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4

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1954

Jerry Dammers, keyboardist (Specials-Special)

Birth
1955

Sam Coppersmith, (Rep-D-Arizona)

Birth
1955

Iva Davies, rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)

Birth
1955

Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th

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1956

KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1956

"Bob Hope Show," last airs on NBC-TV

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