This Day In History
May 22
Year Month Start Date Event
1744 May 22 Born - May 22 - Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, naval officer, explorer, administrator (d.1794)
1759 May 22 Tuesday May 22 - A British fleet approaches Quebec.
1775 May 22 On May 22, Monsieur Jean-Olivier Briand writes a mandement inviting the Catholics of the Province of Quebec to ignore the invitation of the rebels of the south and defend their country and their king.
1851 May 22 Born - May 22 - Gilbert Ganong, businessman, politician and Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (died 1917)
1917 May 22 Born - May 22 - Lude Check, ice hockey player (d.2009)
1919 May 22 May 22 - The House of Commons passes the Nickle Resolution.
1931 May 22 Born - May 22 - Arthé Guimond, Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Grouard-McLennan (2000–2006) (d.2013).
1939 May 22 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visit, marking the first royal visit made in Toronto.
1964 May 22 May 22 – W. Ross Thatcher is sworn in as Premier of Saskatchewan
1970 May 22 May 22 - The Vancouver Canucks join the National Hockey League.
1970 May 22 May 22 - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issues the first Canadian content rules for television and radio
1971 May 22 Ontario Place opens.
1971 May 22 May 22 - Ontario Place opens in Toronto
1979 May 22 May 22 - Canadians go to the polls in the federal election. They defeat Pierre Trudeau's Liberals and elect Joe Clark's PCs, but only with a minority
1987 May 22 May 22 - Rick Hansen returns home to Vancouver after his Man in Motion world tour.
1996 May 22 Died - May 22 – Robert Christie, actor and director (born 1913)
2000 May 22 Died - May 22 - Davie Fulton, politician and judge (born 1916)
2003 May 22 May 22 - SARS re-emerges in a Toronto hospital
2005 May 22 Died - May 22 - Terry Carisse, singer, guitarist, and songwriter (born 1942)
2007 May 22 May 22 – The general election in Manitoba is won by the governing New Democrats.
2009 May 22 Died - May 22 - Randy Steele, television news reporter (born 1962)