Daily Calendar for Thursday, May 22, 2025


  • William Sturgeon (inventor) –
  • Richard Wagner (composer) –
  • Mary Cassatt (painter) –
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes) –
  • Laurence Olivier (actor) –
  • Peter Nero (pianist) –
  • Paul Winfield (actor) –
  • Morrissey (singer) –
  • Naomi Campbell (model) –
  • Alastair Ralphs (wrestler) –
  • Ginnifer Goodwin (actress) –
  • Apolo Ohno (Olympic speed skater) –


  • Martha Washington (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Victor Hugo (writer) –
  • Langston Hughes (writer) –
  • Thurl Ravenscroft (character voice, most well known for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes’ pitchman Tony the Tiger) –
  • Tiffany Two (oldest known cat at the time) –


  • Train of 100-plus wagons left Independence, Missouri, for Oregon–
  • Representative Preston Brooks caned Senator Charles Sumner in Senate–
  • Patent granted for Wright brothers’ β€œFlying-Machine”–
  • The American Cancer Society was founded–
  • The Space Needle’s revolving restaurant in Seattle, Washington, was dedicated–
  • Barry Bishop and the other members of a National Geographic expedition team were the first Americans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Barry Bishop placed the U.S. flag on top of Mount Everest–
  • First permanent IMAX theater opened in Toronto–
  • Athlete Rick Hansen completed Man in Motion World Tour–
  • Hubble telescope detected at least two more Saturn moons–


  • Northeast Maine had 6 inches of snow–
  • Lewiston, Maine, reached 101 degrees F–
  • Rains caused flooding, New Mexico–
  • Heavy rain brought the Pearl River ten feet above flood stage at Carthage, Mississippi–
  • A 2.5 mile-wide tornado touched down near Hallam, Nebraska.–
  • An EF-5 tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri, causing at least 155 deaths. An evaluation by the National Weather Service estimated the tornado’s wind speeds reached 198 miles per hour.–

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