22 May It Happened Today
1859 Birth of Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
1865 Former president of the Confederate states, Jefferson Davis, apprehended by Union troops in Georgia.
1885 Death of French writer Victor Hugo.
1921 Paavo Nurmi “The Flying Finn” sets a new world record in a 10000 metres race in Stockholm.
1972 US president Richard Nixon becomes the first US president to visit USSR.