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Events, birthdays and days of death on Sunday, May 22, 2022

Berlin.The current calendar page for Sunday, May 22, 2022: What happened today, who was born, who died? The events at a glance.

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Calendar sheet: Sunday, May 22, 2022

  • 20th calendar week, 142nd day of the year, 223 days until the end of the year
  • Star sign Gemini
  • Name day: Emil, Julia, Rita

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What happened on May 22nd?

2021 – The Nyiragongo volcano erupts near the eastern Congolese city of Goma. Within a few days, more than 30 people die and hundreds of houses are destroyed. Goma is evacuated.

2012 – The first private space transporter is launched into space. The unmanned “Dragon” (dragon) brings equipment and food to the International Space Station (ISS) from Cape Canaveral in the US state of Florida. On May 31, the transporter of the Californian company SpaceX returns to Earth from the test flight.

1992 – Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl and French President Francois Mitterrand decide to form the “Eurocorps”.

1972 – Richard Nixon becomes the first US President to pay an official visit to Moscow, capital of the Soviet Union.

1972 – Ceylon becomes a republic. The state is officially named the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

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1967 – More than 250 people are killed in a catastrophic fire in the Brussels department store “L’Innovation”.

1952 – In East Berlin, the German Writers’ Association is constituted as an independent organization for authors in the GDR.

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1877 – Romania declares independence during the Russo-Ottoman War. This is confirmed by the major European powers at the Berlin Congress in the summer of 1878.

1629 – The Lübeck Peace Treaty between Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor and Christian IV, King of Denmark and Norway, stipulates that Denmark may no longer engage in military activities in the empire, but the king can keep his fiefs and expand the borders of the Kingdom of Denmark remain largely unchanged.

Celebrity Birthdays: Who Was Born On May 22nd?

1972 – Alison Eastwood (50), American actress (“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”), daughter of Clint Eastwood

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1942 – Peter Bongartz (80), German actor (“A Piece of Heaven”)

1937 – Alfred Kirchner (85), German theater director and theater director, General Director of the Berlin State Theater 1990-1993

1937 – Elfi von Kalckreuth (85), German presenter, television presenter at ZDF in the 1970s and 1980s

1907 – Hergé, Belgian comic artist and writer (“Tintin”), died 1983

Celebrities Death Days: Who Died on May 22nd?

1972 – Margaret Rutherford, British theater and film actress, who played Miss Marple in Agatha Christie films such as 4:50 PM from Paddington, born 1892

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1967 – Langston Hughes, American writer (“The Weary Blues”), representative of the “Harlem Renaissance,” an artistic movement of black writers and artists in the United States, born 1901

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