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Today In History: “Goodbye, Johnny”

Historical events that happened on May 22nd:

1843 - 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon

1892 - Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube

1906 - Wright Brothers patents an aeroplane

1933 - Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay

1943 - 1st jet fighter is tested

1956 - “Bob Hope Show,” last airs on NBC-TV

1967 - “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” debuts on NET (now PBS

1973 - President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up

1992 - Johnny Carson’s final appearance as host of Tonight Show

2002 - 37th Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & Alan Jackson wins

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Other Noteable Events:

1980 -Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry; 2001 - Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married

To see more historical events that happened on May 22nd, visit www.historyorb.com/day/may/22?p=2

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