On this day: May 22

Posted: 4:07 PM EDT May 21, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 22, 2016

A former U.S. vice president is indicted for treason, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded hits Chile, "Pac-Man" makes his debut, Johnny Carson signs off, and a deadly tornado devastates Joplin, Mo., all on this day.

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2015: The Republic of Ireland becomes the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in a public referendum.

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