May 22nd-This Day In History

May 22 is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year.

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

+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.

+1856 – Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina severely beats Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made regarding Southerners and slavery.

+1900 – The Associated Press is formed in New York City as a non-profit news cooperative.

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

+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 )

+1928 – T. Boone Pickens, American businessman

+1940 – Bernard Shaw, American journalist

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