Notable events on this day, 22nd May, in years gone by:

Wednesday 22nd May 1751
Chesterfield's Calendar Act (UK) received the royal assent, thus enabling the Gregorian Calendar to be adopted in September 1752.

Friday 22nd May 1840
The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.

Sunday 22nd May 2011
The dancer Carol-Ann Hickmore was inteviewed by Wellington Telethon host Tamati Coffey during the 'Rise Up Christchurch' telethon appeal event at Wellington, New Zealand. The 12-hour global telethon to support victims of the February 11 Christchurch earthquake was broadcast accross New Zealand with live crosses to events in London, Los Angeles and Sydney.

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