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.

OTD May 22 - Ireland gay marriage
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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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    Custer makes his last stand, France surrenders to Germany during World War II, Anne Frank's diary is published, the Korean War begins, and Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson both die, all on this day.