On This Day In History, 22 May


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World Events Today

  • The Valdivia earthquake, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded, occurred today in 1960, the epicentre was near to Lumaco in southern Chile, it measured between 9.4 and 9.6 on the moment magnitude scale
  • Peter William Sutcliffe, better known as the notorious English serial killer the “Yorkshire Ripper”, who murdered 13 women, was convicted today in 1981
  • The Manchester Arena bombing, a suicide bombing attack by a radical Islamist, occurred today in 2017, it happened after a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande, 23 people including the attacker died and hundreds more were injured

Entertainment Events Today

  • Milan beat Benfica 2-1 in the 1963 European Cup Final at Wembley today in 1963, they were the first Italian team to win the competition
  • A View to a Kill, the fourteenth James Bond movie, starring Roger Moore as James Bond, for the last time, premiered today in 1985 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco
  • The legendary presenter Johnny Carson, made his last appearance as host of The Tonight Show, on the NBC network today in 1992

Family Events Today

  • The British author Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the detective character Sherlock Holmes, was born today in 1859 in Edinburgh
  • The Northern Ireland and Manchester United football legend George Best, regarded as one of the best football players of all time, was born today in 1946 in Belfast
  • The English supermodel Naomi Campbell was born today in 1970 in London

Main Event Today

  • The Tokyo Skytree, a broadcasting and observation tower, opened today in 2012 and, at 634 metres, 2,080 feet, it became the tallest tower in the world

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Solitaire Day

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