TODAY in HISTORY: May 22

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 22

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1939 – The “Pact of Steel” was signed between Hitler and Mussolini, committing Germany and Italy to support each other in time of war.


1967 – A fire at the Brussels department store “L’Innovation” killed over 320 people.


1998 – Northern Ireland’s voters approved a peace agreement designed to end 30 years of Protestant-Catholic bloodshed. Almost 95 percent of voters in the Irish Republic simultaneously approved related changes to their own constitution.


2001 – France’s National Assembly approved a controversial bill to give more powers to the island of Corsica, where separatists had protested against Paris for over 20 years.


2003 – The U.N. Security Council voted 14-0 to adopt a U.S.-led resolution ending sanctions on Iraq after 13 years.


2003 – Canadian speed skater Catriona Le May Doan, who set eight world records, announces her retirement.


2004 – Michael Moore wins Palme d’Or for Fahrenheit 9/11.


2004 – Manchester United won the FA Cup for a record 11th time.


2014 – Explosion in China’s Urumqi City kills dozens.


2017 – Bombing kills 22 people at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.