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The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. (22. May 334. BC)

A Byzantine fleet sacks and destroys undefended Damietta in Egypt (22. May 853)

The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo. (22. May 1176)

King John of England and King Philip II of France sign the Treaty of Le Goulet. (22. May 1200)

Henry Raspe is elected anti-king of the Kingdom of Germany, in opposition to Conrad IV. (22. May 1246)

Serbian King Stephen Uroš I and the Republic of Venice sign a peace treaty. (22. May 1254)

Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe. (22. May 1377)

Start of the Wars of the Roses: at the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England. (22. May 1455)

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Danish King Christian IV sign the Treaty of Lübeck to end the Danish intervention in the Thirty Years' War. (22. May 1629)

Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg. (22. May 1762)

A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason. (22. May 1807)

Most of the English town of Chudleigh is destroyed by fire. (22. May 1807)

On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna, Austria), Napoleon I is repelled by an enemy army for the first time. (22. May 1809)

A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spreads to Ely the next day. (22. May 1816)

The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived at Liverpool, England, on June 20. (22. May 1819)

HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage. (22. May 1826)

The transportation of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished. (22. May 1840)

Slavery is abolished in Martinique. (22. May 1848)

President Abraham Lincoln is issued a patent for an invention to lift boats over obstacles in a river, the only patent ever issued to a U.S. President. (22. May 1849)

Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas ("Bleeding Kansas"). (22. May 1856)

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