Monday, May 22, 2023

History for May 22

History for May 22 -
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859 - Author of Sherlock Holmes detective novels
  • 1849 - Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating dry dock.
  • 1872 - The Amnesty Act restored civil rights to Southerners.
  • 1892 - Dr. Washington Sheffield invented the toothpaste tube.
  • 1939 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a military alliance between Germany and Italy known as the "Pact of Steel."
  • 1947 - The Truman Doctrine was enacted by the U.S. Congress to appropriate military and economic aid Turkey and Greece.
  • 1964 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson outlined his goals for his "Great Society."
  • 1977 - Janet Guthrie set the fastest time of the second weekend of qualifying, becoming the first woman to earn a starting spot in the Indianapolis 500 since its inception in 1911.
  • 1992 - Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time. He had been host for nearly 30 years. Jay Leno took over the job three days later.

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