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1671 Abraham Patras Governor-General of East-Indies (1735-37)
1722 Johannes Schmidlin composer
1759 Gervais-François Couperin composer
1780 Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek composer
1783 Thomas Forbes Walmisley composer
1804 John William (Turk) Livingston Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885
1808 G de Nerval writer
1813 Richard Wagner Leipzig Germany, composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman)
1820 Alexander Ernst Fesca composer
1821 Alfred Sully Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1826 George Parr cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st England touring captain)
1828 Albrecht Gräfe pioneer eye surgeon; founded modern ophthalmology
1844 Mary Cassatt US, Impressionist painter (Woman Bathing)
1850 Johann Schrammel composer
1852 Emile Sauret composer
1859 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle UK, author-brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice
1862 August Cuppens Flemish author/pastor
1865 Enrique Morera composer
1874 Daniel F Malan premier of South-Africa (1948-54)
1874 Francesco Paolo Neglia composer
1879 Eastwood Lane composer
1879 Hendrik Heyman Belgian minister of N˙verheid/mayor
1879 Jean Emile Paul Cras composer
1879 Warwick Armstrong cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21)
1884 Alceo Toni composer
1885 Julio Fonseca composer
1891 J R Becher writer
1891 Robert Gordon Sproul educator/college president (University of California)
1892 Louis van Tulder Dutch tenor (From Office Stool to High C)
1897 Robert Neumann Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)
1898 René de Vos Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven)
1902 Al Simmons Milwaukee WI, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting average of .334
1904 Anne de Vries writer (Bartje)
1906 Harry Ritz US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie)
1907 Hergé [Georges Rémi] Belgian cartoonist (Kuifje)
1907 Laurence Olivier England, actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer)
1907 Lord Laurence Olivier actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer)
1910 Johnny Olson TV announcer (Price is Right)
1911 Anatol Rapoport Russian/US mathematician/biologist (game theory)
1912 Hendrik Koekoek Dutch MP (Farmers Party)
1913 Andrea C Bensddorp Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal)
1913 Carlyle Blackwell Jr California, actor (Docks of New York)
1914 Vance Packard Granville Summit PA, author (Hidden Persuaders)
1916 Gordon Binkerd composer
1917 Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis novelist
1918 David Land impressario
1919 Paul Vanden Boeynants premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)
1920 Hugh Armstrong Clegg industrial relations academic
1920 Thomas Gold astronomer (proposed steady-state theory of universe)
1922 Judith Crist New York NY, movie critic (TV Guide)
1924 Charles Aznavour [Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian] Paris France, French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)
1924 Claude Andre Francois Ballif composer
1924 Helen Wedemeyer Hilo HI, actress (Hawaii Five-O)
1925 Jean Tinguely Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)
1927 Eric Petrie cricketer (New Zealand wicketkeeper of the late 1950's)
1927 Michael Constantine Reading PA, actor (Room 222, Don't Drink the Water)
1928 Roscoe Robinson US gospel singer
1928 T Boone Pickens CEO (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co)
1929 Asher Ben-Yohanan composer
1930 Dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta Dutch undersecretary of the Interior
1931 Kenny Ball rocker
1933 John Browning Denver CO, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956)
1934 Peter Nero New York NY, conductor/pianist (A Sunday in New York)
1938 Frank Converse actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On)
1938 Richard Benjamin New York NY, director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She)
1938 Susan Strasberg New York NY, actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou)
1940 Bernard Shaw news correspondant (CBS, CNN)
1940 Erapalli Prasanna cricketer (one of India's big four spinners)
1940 Michael Sarrazin actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They)
1941 Paul Winfield Los Angeles CA, actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attacks)
1941 Sebastian Forbes composer
1942 Barbara Parkins Vancouver British Columbia, actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum)
1942 Calvin Simon US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove)
1942 Malika A Sabirova Russian dancer
1942 Pallo Jordan South African ANC member/heads (Radio Freedom)
1943 Tommy John pitcher (Yankee/Dodger)
1945 Victoria Wyndham Chicago IL, actress (Rachel Cory-Another World)
1948 Richard Baker (Representative-R-LA)
1950 Bernie Taupin lyricist, writes with Elton John
1952 Jan Todd woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat
1952 R W Eaks Colorado Springs CO, Nike golfer (1990 Quicksilver Open)
1953 John Edward Stevens New York NY, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List)
1954 Jerry Dammers keyboardist (Specials-The Special)
1955 Iva Davies rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)
1955 Sam Coppersmith (Representative-D-AZ)
1956 Douglas Heyes Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Captains & the Kings, Aspen)
1959 [Steven Patrick] Morrissey Manchester England, rocker (The Smiths-Hand in Glove, & solo artist-November Spawned a Monster)
1959 Ed Fry actor (Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World)
1961 Dana Williams Dayton OH, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1962 Andrew Donald Magee Paris France, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open)
1964 David Lidberg jockey
1966 Donald Royal NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic)
1966 Jose Mesa Azua Dominican Republic, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1968 Alan Levine Park Ridge IL, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
1968 Brent Geiberger Santa Barbara CA, Nike golfer (1994 Queen Mary-2nd)
1968 Carmie Vairo Vancouver British Columbia, softball infielder (Olympics-96)
1968 Mike Harbold Oakland CA, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1968 Randy Brown NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
1969 Tim Wiley Lexington MA, kayak (alternate-Olympics-96)
1969 Vaughn Eshelman Philadelphia PA, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1970 Clyde Johnson cornerback (Kansas City Chiefs)
1970 Eric Wunderlich US, 200 meter breaststroke (Olympics-96)
1970 Marcus Dowdell NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 Naomi Campbell London England, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped)
1971 Corey Croom NFL running back (New England Patriots)
1971 Troy Barnhart Hanford CA, water polo 2 meter offense (Olympics-96)
1972 Alison Eastwood daughter of actor Clint/actress (Tightrope)
1972 Mike Hollis NFL kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 Rich Owens NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
1973 Aaron Graham corner (Arizona Cardinals)
1973 Daniel Tiatto Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973 Julian Tavarez Santiago Dominican Republic, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1973 Leslie Ratliffe WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
1974 Greg Jones linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1975 Cole Hauser Santa Barbara CA, actor (Randy-High Incident)[or Mar 22]
1975 Janne Niinimaa Raahe Finland, NHL defenseman (Finland Olympics-bronze-98, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers)
1976 Christian Vande Velde Chicago IL, cyclist (Olympics-96)


Deaths which occurred on May 22:

0337 Constantine the Great emperor of Rome (306-37)/anti semite, dies
0987 Louis V le Faineant the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20
1501 Robert Gaguin French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66
1540 Francesco Guicciardini Italian historian/President of Romagna, dies at 57
1667 Alexander VII [Fabio Chigi] Italian Pope (1655-67), dies at 68
1688 Johann A Quenstedt German Lutheran theologist, dies at 70
1781 Garret Wesley Mornington composer, dies at 45
1801 Heinrich Gottfried Reichard composer, dies at 58
1819 John H van Kinsbergen Lieutenant-Admiral/founder (Corps Marines), dies at 84
1825 Domenico Corri composer, dies at 80
1859 Ferdinand II [Re Bomba] Dutch King of Sicily, dies at 49
1868 Julius Plücker German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies
1873 Alessandro Manzoni writer, dies at 88
1878 Franz von Holstein composer, dies at 52
1880 Heinrich Freiherr von Gagern German liberal politician, dies at 80
1885 Victor(-Marie) Hugo French writer (Les Misérables), dies at 83
1898 Edward Bellamy writer, dies at 48
1910 Jules Renard French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46
1921 Marie E Wilton writer, dies
1925 John [Denton Pinkstone] French British field marshall (WWI), dies at 72
1928 William Gairdner English missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54
1932 Lady Augusta [Isabella Gregory] playwright (Gold Apple), dies at 80
1939 Ernst Toller writer, dies at 45
1939 Willem de Mérode poet (Precious Blood), dies at 51
1945 Carel A Lion Cachet lithographer/wood carver, dies
1948 Claude McKaye Jamaican/US poet/author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies in Chicago at 57
1949 Hans Erich Pfitzner Russian/German composer, dies at 80
1949 Klaus H T Mann German/US writer (Turning Point), dies
1953 Vaclav Klicka composer, dies at 70
1958 Magdalene Székely-Lulofs author (Our Italian Employees), dies at 58
1961 Joan Davis actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53
1965 Bobby Watson comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77
1965 Heinrich Barth Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies
1966 Tom Goddard cricketer (22 wickets in 8 Tests for England 1930-39), dies
1967 [James Mercer] Langston Hughes US author (Tambourines to Glory), dies at 65
1967 Henry C Rümke psychiatrist (Light of Man), dies at 74
1970 Joseph W Krutch US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76
1972 Margaret Rutherford English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80
1975 Torben Meyer actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90
1977 Gijsbert van Hall banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), dies at 73
1977 Marius Monnikendam Dutch choir composer, dies at 80
1978 Bjarne Brustad composer, dies at 83
1984 John Marley actor (Cat Ballou), dies following heart surgery at 77
1986 Martin Gabel actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63
1987 Mario Zafred composer, dies at 65
1988 Dennis Day tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
1988 Giorgio Almirante Italy, fascist (member of parliament), dies at 73
1990 Max Wall actor (Jabberwocky), dies
1990 Rocky Graziano boxer, dies at 71, of heart failure
1991 Lino Brocka director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
1993 Mieczyslaw Horszowski Polish/US pianist (Carnegie Hall), dies at 100
1994 Frederick Hemming McClintock criminologist, dies at 68
1994 Mitacq [Michel Tacq] Belgian comic strip artist (Beaver Patrol), dies
1995 Robert Flemyng actor (Kafka, Rebecca, Funny Face), dies at 83
1996 Duncan Montgomery Stewart academic, dies at 66
1996 Rex Collings writer/publisher, dies at 70

Reported: MISSING in ACTION

( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
 1967    BACKUS           KENNETH F.        PYRITES               NY       
1967 HOLMES LESTER EVAN PLAINFIELD IA
1967 PERRINE ELTON L. PITTSFORD NY
1967 VOGEL RICHARD D. MILLARD OH 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1968 ADAM JOHN Q. BETHEL KS CONTACT LOST
1968 CHAMBERS JERRY L. MUSKOGEE OK CONTACT LOST
1968 CREWS JOHN H. III ASHVILLE NC
1968 GLOVER CALVIN C. STEUBENVILLE OH CONTACT LOST
1968 KNEBEL THOMAS E. MIDWAY AR CONTACT LOST
1968 MASON WILLIAM H. CAMDEN AR CONTACT LOST
1968 MC PHAIL WILLIAM T. CHATTANOOGA TN CONTACT LOST
1968 MITCHELL THOMAS B. LITTLETON CO CONTACT LOST
1968 MILLER EDWIN F. BERGEN NJ 03/14/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1968 PATE GARY BROOKS GA CONTACT LOST
1968 RASH MELVIN D. YORKTOWN VA CONTACT LOST
1968 ST PIERRE DEAN PAUL KANKAKEE IL

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1176 Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo
1200 Peace of Goulet
1370 Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels Belgium
1455 Open battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses (St Albans)
1455 Richard of York takes St Albans, kidnapping King Henry VI
1526 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
1570 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published
1594 Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen
1629 Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lübeck
1659 France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty
1712 Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary
1746 Russia & Austria signs treaty of cooperation
1761 1st life insurance policy in US, issued in Philadelphia
1762 Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty
1784 Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy
1803 1st public library opens (Connecticut)
1807 Former Vice President Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond VA (acquitted)
1807 Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Philadelphia)
1819 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (leaves Savannah GA)
1836 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorium "St Paul" premieres in Düsseldorf
1843 1st wagon train, 1000+ departs Independence MO for Oregon
1849 Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying device
1856 Violence in Senate, South Carolina Representative Brooks used a cane on Massachusetts Senator Sumner
1858 Confederación Granadina (now Colombia) forms
1863 General Grant begins siege on Vicksburg
1863 War Department establishes Bureau of Colored Troops
1864 Battle of North Anna River VA (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)
1868 Great Train Robbery; 7 men (Reno Brothers) make off with $98,000 in cash
1872 Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)
1877 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38
1883 Cub's Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strike-outs
1884 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
1885 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49
1888 Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers
1891 1st motion picture shown to National Federation of Women's Clubs
1892 Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube
1893 Montréal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game
1900 Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative
1900 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player
1902 36th Belmont Stakes: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
1905 Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School
1906 10th anniversary of Olympics, celebration held in Athens, Greece
1906 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
1906 Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
1907 Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex vs Somerset
1909 1st San Fransisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched
1911 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
1915 Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna Scotland)
1916 French troops occupy parts of Fort Douaumont Verdun
1923 Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier
1924 In Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks
1926 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1
1926 Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China
1926 Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop
1927 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed
1927 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
1928 US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
1930 Ruth hits 3 consecutive homeruns (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)
1930 Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 homeruns in a game
1931 Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida
1933 Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay
1933 World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated
1938 Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
1939 Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"
1940 Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with Nazis
1940 Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies to Paris
1941 British troops attack Baghdad
1942 México declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan
1943 1st jet fighter is tested
1943 RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander"
1943 Stalin disbands Komintern
1945 6th Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa
1945 NSB-Führer Rost van Tonningen attempts & fails at suicide
1946 Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers' 5-3
1947 "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece
1947 1st US ballistic missile fired
1950 Celal Bayar elected president of Turkey
1950 Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
1950 Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London
1953 President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill
1953 Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yankees beat Washington 12-4
1954 80th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4
1954 KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed
1955 Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th
1956 "Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV
1956 KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 Red Sox set American League record by smashing 4 homeruns in 6th inning in 11-0 win
1957 South Africa Government approves race separation in universities
1959 Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black general-major in USAF
1960 Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo HI at 01:04 AM
1961 "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1
1961 "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42
1961 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Space Needle in Seattle), opens
1962 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth
1962 Netherlands telephone net becomes completely automated
1962 Robert A Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600 meters
1962 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game
1963 A C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London
1963 Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured
1963 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade
1964 LBJ presents "Great Society"
1965 "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66
1965 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1
1965 Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champion
1966 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore
1966 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1967 "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)
1967 Egyptian president Nasser closes Straits of Tiran to Israel
1967 Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)
1968 Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 homeruns, a double & a single
1969 Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 miles (15km) above lunar surface
1970 Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus
1970 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1970 Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0
1972 Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified
1972 Ton Sijbrands becomes world checker champion
1972 US President Nixon begins visit Moscow
1973 Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1973 President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up
1974 Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly & dies 14 months later
1974 Soccer team Veendam forms
1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1
1976 NASA launches space vehicle S-179
1976 St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 homeruns
1977 Final European scheduled run of the Orient Express (94 years)
1977 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1977 Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game homerun record of 11
1979 Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau
1979 Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG vs East Africa & Singapore vs Argentina)
1980 Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry
1981 Soyuz 40 returns to Earth
1983 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament
1983 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit homerun
1985 Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as National League run scoring leader
1985 Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid
1985 US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR
1987 30 killed in a Texas tornado
1988 34th LPGA Championship won by Sherri Turner
1988 Károly Grósz succeeds party leader János Kádár in Hungary
1990 Andre Dawson sets record being intentionally walked 5 times
1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,852.23
1990 Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
1990 North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen
1991 Inter Milan wins 20th UEFA Cup at Rome
1991 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
1991 Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea
1992 California Angels are involved in a bus crash in New Jersey
1992 India launches its Agni rocket
1992 Johnny Carson's final appearance as host of the Tonight Show
1993 Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1994 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1994 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo
1995 Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunionn special, televised
1996 "Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in Square Theater NYC for 29 performances
1996 Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time





Holidays

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Angel's Camp CA : Jumping Frog Jubilee Day
Haiti : National Sovereignty Day
Sri Lanka : Republic Day (1972)
US : National Maritime Day
Canada : Victoria Day (1819) - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances

Roman Catholic : Commemoration of St Rita of Cascia, widow; invoked in desperate cases
Orthodox : Translat of Relics of St Nicholas the Wonderworker

Religious History

1541 In Germany, the Ratisbon (Regensburg) Conference ended, its mission to reunify the Catholic Church having failed. From this time on, the Protestant movement became permanent.
1740 English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: 'We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs.'
1868 Birth of William R. Newell, American clergyman and devotional writer. He published expository works on the Bible, and is remembered today as author of the hymn, "At Calvary" (a.k.a. "Years I Spent in Vanity and Pride").
1944 The Gospel Mission of South America was founded by William M. Strong in Concepcion, Chile. An interdenominational Protestant missions agency, its headquarters moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1975.
1967 The General Assembly of the Southern Presbyterian Church (PCUS) adopted the Confession of 1967. It was the first major declaration of faith adopted by this branch of Protestantism since the Westminster Confession of 1647.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (pilgrimwb@aol.com)

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