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.

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