The coolest things that have ever happened on May 22nd:

  1. My little sister Jennifer Gagne was born! (1975)
  2. Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time. (1992)
  3. Pacman is released by NAMCO. (1980)
  4. The HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage, carrying Charles Darwin. (1826)
  5. Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg! (1762)

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