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May 22: This Day That Year

May 22

- 1761 - 1st life insurance policy issued in North America (Philadelphia).

- 1803 - USA: 1st public library opens (Connecticut).

- 1859 - Birthday: Arthur Conan Doyle, British author who brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (died July 7, 1930, age 71).

- 1939 - 'Pact of Steel' signed by Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini.

- 1957 - Race separation in universities approved by the government of South Africa.

- 1987 - Birthday: Novak Đoković, Serbian tennis player, born in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia.

- 1990 - Microsoft releases Windows 3.0

- 1992 - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations.

- 2012 – Tokyo Skytree building opens to the public.

- 2015 - The Republic of Ireland becomes the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in a public referendum.

- 2016 - US President Barack Obama arrives in Vietman for a 3 day tour.

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