Sunday, 22 May 2011

On this day 22 May

22 May

Literary events

1803 First public library in the US opens in Connecticut
1813 Richard Wagner born
1159 Birth of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes
1907 Laurence Olivier born
1907 Hergé, creator of Tintin, born

Other events

334 Alexander the Great defeats Darius at the Battle of Granicus
1176 Saladin escapes an attack by the Assassins
1840 Britain stops the transportation of convicts to New South Wales
1933 First alleged sighting of 'The Loch Ness Monster'
1973 President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover up

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