Es passierte an einem 22 May

1927 : Earthquake in China

On 22 May 1937, an earthquake of moment magnitude 9.7 hit the region of Xining in the center of China. This was one of the deadliest in history: 200,000 people were killed. Xining region is a zone of convergence between Indian and Eurasian plates.

1960 : Earthquake in Chile

On 22 May 1960, an earthquake of moment magnitude 9.5 hit the region of Valdivia, Chile. Another earthquake of magnitude 7.9 had occurred the previous day in another province of southern Chile. The whole area of Valdivia was destroyed by the earthquake and the tsunami that follows. Waves up to 25 m high destroyed several villages. The coast of Chile was changed, volcanoes were waking ... The death toll reached more than 3,000 deaths including in Japan and Hawaii where waves up to 10 m ravaged the coasts.

1967 : Fire in a department store in Belgium

On May 22, 1967, a short circuit occurred during the inauguration of a department store in Brussels. Since there was no fire alarm and little fire extinguishers, fire spread quickly before people could leave the store. 322 people were killed, mostly for smoke inhalation.

1968 : A submarine sinks

On May 22, 1968, the nuclear submarine USS Scorpion sank off the Azores. It was carrying 99 sailors and two nuclear bombs.

1990 : Reunification of the 2 Yemen

On May 22 1990, Southern Yemen and North Yemen united to form the Republic of Yemen.

2004 : Fahrenheit 9 / 11 wins Palme d'Or

On May 22, 2004, the President of the Cannes Jury Quentin Tarantino announced that Fahrenheit 9 / 11, Michael Moore's documentary, won the Palme d'Or. The film was highly acclaimed when it was presented and was a great success at the box office, including in the United States where it was very controversial for its criticism of President George W Bush's administration.

Zitat des Tages : 22 May

Quentin Tarantino
I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.

Geburtstage : 22 May

Gérard de Nerval, French writer (1808)
Richard Wagner, German composer (1813)
Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish writer (1859)
Yves Rocard, French physicist (1903)
Georges Prosper Remi (Hergé), Belgian comics writer (1907)
Laurence Olivier, English actor (1907)
Herbert C. Brown, American chemist, Nobel Prize (1912)
Charles Aznavour, French singer (1924)
George Andrew Olah, American chemist, Nobel Prize (1927)
Paul Winfield, American actor (1933)
Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, Nobel Peace Prize (1943)
Bernie Taupin, English lyricist (1950)
Naomi Campbell, English model (1970)
Lucy Gordon, English actress and model (1980)

Sie haben uns verlassen 22 May

Genshō, Emperor of Japan (748)
Victor Hugo, French writer (1885)
Jules Renard, French writer (1910)
Margaret Rutherford, English actress (1972)
Albert Claude, Belgian biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1983)

Tipp des Tages : 22 May

Choose your garden gnome

Numerous opportunities to buy garden gnomes are available in garden centers and on the internet but the quality varies greatly among models.
Before choosing the garden gnome that you want to give to your brother in law (yes, yes, he has always dreamed of it, he just did not dare telling you), you must consider all offers. Avoid plastic garden gnomes that look like cheap toys and put your attention to those in terra cotta or ceramic. There is no need to choose a garden gnome in Gien faience because it would be a shame if it was broken in no time by Hound and Petronilla, your brother-in-law's children.
Do not select a garden gnome represented in a ridiculous position either if you do not want to be then pursued by an association for the protection of garden gnomes.
You should know that this is a companion for a lifetime, even for several generations. You should therefore also provide maintenance.
Every month, you should clean it. Avoid corrosive products and use dish soap or white vinegar instead. If you decide to dress it so that it does not catch cold, mind the style you choose to make sure hurtful remarks and taunts from visitors do not make it neurasthenic.
Also note that there are linguistic exchanges with neighboring countries, especially Germany where more than 25 million garden gnomes live.
Offer your companion a stay across the Rhine for the summer and it will be in top form for a whole year.

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