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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining May 22. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is May 22 so important!

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Top 10 May 22 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Although Joseph Stalin officially killed around 2.9 million Russians during his reign, historians think that number may have been as high as 30 million, or around 22% of the population

  2. The first person to receive a Social Security check,Ida May Fuller, collected $22,889 despite only contributed $25.

  3. May 22, 2010 someone paid 10.000 bitcoin for a pizza, which is now worth more than 17 million dollars

  4. After 22 years in May 2019 Rolling Stones have returned Bitter Sweet Symphony royalties and rights to Richard Ashcroft (lead singer of the band The Verve)

  5. The world's most prolific serial killer, Luis Garavito, who confessed to brutally murdering over 130 children, was sentenced by a Columbian court to only 22 years in prison and may even be released early for good behavior.

  6. Rainy season in Khao Yai National Park is from May to October each year. The cold season, with average daytime temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius, runs from November to February. The hot season, with average daytime temperatures of 20-30 degrees Celsius, runs from March to April.

  7. The average temperature at Mochima National Park ranges from 22 to 28 degrees Celsius. The warmer months are November to May and from June to October it is a little bit cooler and much more humid.

  8. The first SAS mission in 1941 was a complete failure, with only 22 men out of 65 surviving due to adverse weather conditions and German resistance, however by May 8th 1945 they had killed or wounded 7,733 and captured 23,000 enemy soldiers, all while taking only 330 casualties

  9. No US presidents were born in the nearly 22 years between November 1924 and May 1946. Three US Presidents were born in the next three months.

  10. The last time a Solar Eclipse passed through Los Angeles was in May 22, 1724. Another eclipse won't pass through LA until April 1, 3290

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Earth's atmosphere has a "reddish brownish layer...made of O and OH and is only seen in certain areas," says NASA Astronaut Terry W. Virts, Jr. This layer was photographed at night from the ISS on 14 May 2015 at 22:05:42 GMT while the ISS was over the Indian Ocean (latitude 5.4, longitude 50.6).

On May 22, 1420, Henry was recognized as the heir to the French throne in the Treaty of Troyes.

Rather than have clients think they may have bought damaged goods, a car dealer dumped 22 brand new Austin A-40s into Vancouver, BC's English Bay

On May 22, 1856 United States Senator Charles Sumner was caned to a bloody pulp by Representative Preston Brooks because of a disagreement over whether Kansas should be admitted as a free state or a slave state.

In November 2013, Facebook offered $3 billion to acquire Snapchat, but the founders declined. In May 2016, the company's estimated worth approached $22 billion.

Durango was the seventeenth state admitted into the United Mexican States on May 22, 1824.

About Colonel Gail Halvorsen, aka The Berlin Candy Bomber who, moved by the perseverance of the hungry children of Tempelhof, Berlin, decided to airdrop candy rations to help lift their spirits. It blossomed into Operation "Little Vittles," in effect from September 22, 1948, to May 13, 1949.

The average temperature of the Ionian Sea is 20 degrees Celsius in May and 22 degrees Celsius in October.

The largest recorded earthquake 9.5 occurred off the coast of Chile on May 22, 1960. It caused waves traveling at 200 mph across the Pacific, an 18 foot high tsunami in Honshu, Japan, and an estimated $3-6 billion USD in damage (adjusted for inflation)

Robert Gates, 36th President of the Boy Scouts of America since May 22, 2014 was Director of Central Intelligence Agency from November 6, 1991 – January 20, 1993.

That, approximately 22 American veterans commit suicide everyday.That's a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as the number is, it may actually be higher.

The fastest film produced (script to screen) is 71 hours and 19 minutes achieved by Nandana Hewapanna, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 22-25 May 2014.

Deceitful people's brains may very well be wired differently from those of others. An imaging study found that "Liars showed a 22–26% increase in prefrontal white matter and a 36–42% reduction in prefrontal grey/white ratios compared with both antisocial controls and normal controls."

One other volcano in the Cascade Range has erupted in the 20th century aside from Mt. St. Helens, Lassen Peak in Shasta County, California on May 22, 1915.

Colombian serial killer Luis Garativo admitted to killing 147 young boys (Actual number could exceed 300) and was sentenced to 22 years in prison. He may be released early due to good behavior, and he expressed intent to start a political career in order to help abused children.

100 years ago today on May 22, 1915, a powerful explosive eruption at Lassen Peak in Northern California devastated nearby areas and spread volcanic ash as far as 200 miles. Lassen Peak was the first volcano in the contiguous US to erupt during the 20th century.

Exactly 35 years ago today, 22 May 1980, Namco released Pac-Man in Japan. A legend is born.

The "Petroglyph of a Sailing Boat" found near Copper Harbor, Michigan suggests that ancient civilizations as early as c. 1640 BC mined copper in North America as part of a large copper trade with the Old World during the Bronze Age. An estimated 22,000 copper ingots may have been exported.

Mexico declared war on the Axis Powers (Greater Germany & Japan plus Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Rumania, Siam, Slovakia) on May 22 1942.

On 22 May 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz made the first real-world bitcoin transaction by buying two pizzas in Jacksonville, Florida for 10,000 BTC. Adjusted for current value as of 12/8/17 those 2 pizzas cost him $160,000,000 USD

U.S. Congressman Preston Brooks beat U.S. Senator Charles Sumner, an abolitionist, with a cane on the floor of the United States Senate, on May 22, 1856.

A man named Vince Weiguang Li stabbed, beheaded, and cannibalized, 22 year old Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus in 2008 as on lookers watched. He was released seven years later on May 8th 2015.

On May 22, 1915, Britain had its worst rail disaster ever.

About "Heart Attack Snow," a condition where heart attacks rise by over 22% during blizzard conditions due to individuals ignoring heart attack symptoms while shoveling. "Goal-Orientated" thinking may be a major contributor to this condition.

Rather than have clients think they may have bought damaged goods, a car dealer dumped 22 brand new Austin A-40s into Vancouver, BC's England Bay