11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 22nd May

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1455 - The first battle in the 30-year War of Roses takes place at St. Albans

2. 1802 - Martha Washington dies

3. 1843 - The Great Emigration departs for Oregon

4. 1939 - Hitler and Mussolini sign the Pact of Steel

5. 1945 - Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of Great Britain, bringing to an end to the Coalition cabinet formed during the war

6. 1947 - Harry S. Truman's Marshall Plan brings aid to Greece and Turkey to combat the spread of Communism

7. 1969 - The Apollo 10 mission sends a manned lunar module within eight miles of the Moon's surface in rehearsal for a summer Moon landing

8. 1970 - Model Naomi Campbell is born

9. 1972 - President Nixon arrives in Moscow for talks with Soviet leaders

10. 1981 - Peter Sutcliffe, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, is sentenced to life imprisonment after the judge describes him as 'an unusually dangerous man'

11. 2008 - Madonna's documentary I Am Because We Are is shown at the Cannes Film Festival

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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