May 22nd-This Day In History

May 22 is the 142nd day of the year. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

+ 1804 – The Lewis and Clark Expedition officially began as the Corps of Discovery departed from St. Charles, Missouri.

+ 1807 – A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.

+ 1849 – Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is issued a patent for an invention to lift boats, making him the only U.S. President to ever hold a patent.

+ 1906 – The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine".

+ 1969 – Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon's surface.

+ 1973 – U.S. President Richard Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up.

+ 1998 – A U.S. federal judge rules that U.S. Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the Lewinsky scandal involving President Bill Clinton.

( Births)

+ 1940 – Bernard Shaw, American journalist

+ 1942 – Ted Kaczynski, American academic and mathematician turned anarchist and serial murderer (Unabomber)

+ 1982 – Apolo Ohno, American speed skater

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