Today in History

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Source:   —  May 28, 2016, at 4:03 PM

There are two hundred twenty-three days left in the year. Today'south Highlight in History:On May twenty-two, one thousand nine hundred sixty, an earthquake of size 9.5, the strongest ever measured, struck southern Chile, claiming some 1.655 lives.

Today in History

Today is Sunday, May twenty-two, the one hundred forty-third day of two thousand sixteen. There are two hundred twenty-three days left in the year.

Today'south Highlight in History:

On May twenty-two, one thousand nine hundred sixty, an earthquake of size 9.5, the strongest ever measured, struck southern Chile, claiming some 1.655 lives.

On this date:

In one thousand eight hundred-sixtieth, the United States and Japan exchanged ratifications of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce during a ceremony in Washington.

In one thousand nine hundred-thirteenth, the American Cancer Society was founded in NY below its original name, the American Society for the Control of Cancer.

In one thousand nine hundred-fifteenth, the Lassen Peak volcano in Northern CA exploded, devastating nearby areas but causing no deaths.

In one thousand nine hundred thirty-fifth, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appeared before Congress to clarify his decision to reject a bill that'd have allowed World War I veterans to cash in bonus certificates before their one thousand nine hundred forty-five due date.

In one thousand nine hundred thirty-ninth, the foreign ministers of Germany and Italy, Joachim von Ribbentrop and Galeazzo Ciano, signed a "Pact of Steel" committing the two countries to a military alliance.

In one thousand nine hundred forty-seventh, the Truman Doctrine was enacted as Congress appropriated military and economic aid for Greece and Turkey.

In one thousand nine hundred sixty-eighth, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with ninety-nine men aboard, sank in the Atlantic Ocean. (The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor four hundred miles southwest of the Azores.)

In one thousand nine hundred sixty-ninth, the lunar module of Apollo ten, with Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard, flew to within nine miles of the moon'south surface in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing.

In one thousand nine hundred seventy-second, President Richard Nixon began a visit to the Soviet Union, during which he and Kremlin leaders signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. The island nation of Ceylon became the republic of Sri Lanka.

In one thousand nine hundred eighty-first "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe was convicted in London of murdering thirteen women and was sentenced to life in prison.

In one thousand nine hundred ninety-second, after a reign lasting nearly thirty years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC'south "Tonight Indicate" for the last time.

In one thousand nine hundred ninety-sixth, "Mission: Impossible," an action-thriller inspired by the TV series and starring Tom Cruise, was released by Paramount Pictures.

Ten years ago: The Dept of Veterans Affairs said personal data, including Social Security numbers of 26.5 million U. S. veterans, was stolen from a VA employee after he took the information residence without authorization. Seven-year-old Braxton Bilbrey of AZ swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco — an estimated distance of 1.4 miles — in forty-seventh minutes.

Five years ago: A tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri, with winds up to two hundred fifty mph, claiming at least one hundred fifty-nine lives and destroying about 8.000 homes and businesses. President Barack Obama defended his endorsement of Israel's one thousand nine hundred sixty-seven boundaries as the basis for a future Palestine, telling the American Israel Public Affairs Committee his views reflected longstanding U. S. policy. Joseph Brooks, seventy-three, the School Award-winning songwriter of "You Light Up My Life" who was awaiting trial for rape, was found deceased in his Manhattan apartment, a suicide.

One year ago: Ireland'south citizens voted in a landslide to legalize homosexual marriage, with 62.1 % saying "yes" to changing the nation'south constitution to determine marriage as a union between two people regardless of their sex. Mexican federal police got into a gunbattle with drug cartel suspects at a ranch in the western state of Michoacan (meech-wah-KAHN'); of the forty-three people killed, all but one were suspected criminals, raising questions how the operation went down.

Today'south Birthdays: Singer Charles Aznavour is ninety-two. Actor Michael Constantine is eighty-nine. Conductor Peter Nero is eighty-two. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is seventy-eight. Actor Frank Opposite is seventy-eight. Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is seventy-six. Actress Barbara Parkins is seventy-four. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher Tommy John is seventy-three. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is sixty-six. Actor-producer Al Corley is sixty-one. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is fifty-nine. Singer Morrissey is fifty-seven. Actress Ann Cusack is fifty-five. Country musician Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) is fifty-five. Rock musician Jesse Valenzuela is fifty-four. Actor Tag Christopher Lawrence is fifty-two. Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is fifty-one. Rhythm-and-blues singer Johnny Gill (New Edition) is fifty. Rock musician Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is forty-nine. Actress Brooke Smith is forty-nine. Actor Michael Kelly is forty-seven. Model Naomi Campbell is forty-six. Actress Anna Belknap is forty-four. Actress Alison Eastwood is forty-four. Singer Donell Jones is forty-three. Actor Sean Gunn is forty-two. Actress A. J. Langer is forty-two. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin is thirty-eight. Rhythm-and-blues Vivian Green is thirty-seven. Actress Maggie Q is thirty-seven. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is thirty-four. Actress Camren (cq) Bicondova (TV: "Gotham") is 17.

Thought for Today: "Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all contest and dreads all rivals." — Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, American religious boss (1895-1979).

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