On This Day — May 22nd

2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

May 22nd 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.


853 – Byzantine–Arab Wars: The Byzantine navy began to sack and plunder the port city of Damietta on the Nile Delta, whose garrison was absent at the time.

1762 – The Trevi Fountain in Rome was officially inaugurated by Pope Clement XIII.

1849 – Abraham Lincoln was issued a patent for an invention to lift boats over obstacles in a river, making him the only U.S. President to ever hold a patent.

1958 – Ethnic rioting broke out in Ceylon, targeted mostly at the minority Sri Lankan Tamils, resulting in up to 300 deaths over the next five days.

2012 – Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world at a height of 634 m (2,080 ft), opened to the public.

Celebrity Birthdays

Singer Morrissey turns 59

Super Model Naomi Campbell turns 48

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin turns 40

Actress Maggie Q turns 39

WWE Star Daniel Bryan turns 37

2 thoughts on “On This Day — May 22nd

  1. Naomi Campbell is ageing with such grace. She could easily pass for a 30 year old still. I honestly believe she could still be modelling full time if she wanted to.


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