Today is Friday, May 22nd. It’s Don’t Fry Day, National Buy a Musical Instrument Day, National Maritime Day, National Solitaire Day, National Vanilla Pudding Day, National Wig Out Day, and World Goth Day
There are 3 days until Memorial Day
There are 30 days until Father’s Day
There are 43 days until the 4th of July
Today is the day that…
— in 1849, Abraham Lincoln receives a patent for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions. Lincoln is the only US President to receive a patent.
— in 1892, the toothpaste tube was invented
— in 1900, The Associated Press organizes in New York City as a non-profit news cooperative
— in 1958, Jerry Lee Lewis arrives in London for a tour. When a reporter notices a young girl in the entourage, he asks her who she is. “I’m Jerry Lee’s wife,” she replies. Word spreads that Lewis has married his 13-year-old second cousin, Myra Gale Brown, tanking the tour and sending him back home to America in disgrace.
— in 1971, The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers album, with a working zipper on the cover, hits #1 in the US
— in 1976, “Silly Love Songs” by Paul McCartney & Wings goes to #1 in America, where it stays for five weeks
— in 1979, The first ever ACE Cable Awards are presented
— in 1984, The final episode of “Hart to Hart” aired on ABC
— in 1985, “A View to a Kill” premieres, the 14th James Bond film and the last to star Roger Moore
— in 1986, During an interview on “Late Night with David Letterman”, Cher infamously calls Dave an “a—hole”
— in 1992, Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the last time
— in 1996, Mission: Impossible, a big-screen reboot of the 60’s TV series, debuts in theaters, starring Tom Cruise as superspy Ethan Hunt
— in 1997, Fleetwood Mac performed the first of two MTV Unplugged specials that would be aired in the summer
— in 1998, a federal judge rules that US Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the Monica Lewinsky scandal involving President Bill Clinton
— in 2001, The final episode of “3rd Rock from the Sun” aired on NBC
— in 2002, the remains of D.C. intern Chandra Levy were found in Washington, D.C., one year after she was reported missing.
— On this date in 2004, Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 won first prize at the Cannes Film Festival
— On this date in 2012, a pair of Queen Elizabeth’s underwear were sold for $18,000. The seller found them on a private plane.
— in 2017, minutes after an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in England, a suicide bomber detonates a device, killing 22 and injuring at least 60 others
— and in 2019, The biographical film Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton as Elton John, debuts in theaters
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