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May 22


1908   The Wright Brothers patent their aircraft.

1960   The strongest earthquake ever recorded (9.5) hits Chile.

1967   The first episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

1992   Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time

Famous Birthdays:

1783   William Sturgeon (Inventor of the electric motor)

1813   Richard Wagner (Composer)

1859   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Author of Sherlock Holmes novels)

1907   Sir Laurence Olivier (Actor)

1940   Bernard Shaw (TV Journalist)

1970   Naomi Campbell (Model)

1982   Apollo Anton Ohno (Olympic speed skater)

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