MAY 22: The Daily Flashback


1570: In Belgium, Abraham Ortelius published the first modern atlas.
1841: Henry Kennedy received a patent for the first reclining chair.
1868: Near Marshfield, Indiana, the “Great Train Robbery” took place with the Reno Gang making off with $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds.
1900: Edwin S. Votey received a patent for the pianola, a pneumatic piano player that could be attached to any piano.
1958: It was revealed that Jerry Lee Lewis had married Myra Gale Brown, his 13-year-old cousin.
1966: Bruce Springsteen’s first band, The Castilles, recorded their first and only record, “That’s What You Get” backed with “Baby I.”
1967: “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” premiered on PBS-TV.
1972: The island of Ceylon adopted a new constitution and became the republic of Sri Lanka.
1992: Johnny Carson hosted NBC-TV’s “Tonight Show” for the last time, after hosting the show for 30 years.
2003: At The Colonial in Fort Worth, Annika Sorenstam became the first woman to play on the PGA tour in 58 years.
2017: Minutes after an Ariana Grande concert ended at the Manchester Arena in England, a suicide bomber detonated a device, killing 22 and injuring at least 60 others in an act of terrorism.

1813: Richard Wagner
1844: Mary Cassatt
1859: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
1907: Sir Laurence Olivier
1914: Sun Ra
1922: Judith Crist
1924: Charles Aznavour
1928: Jackie Cain
1930: Kenny Ball
1934: Peter Nero
1950: Bernie Taupin
1954: Jerry Dammers
1959: Morrissey
1966: Johnny Gill

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