May 22 in history: Mexico declaring World War II, same-sex marriage legalised and more

From strongest earthquake to Lincoln getting a patent for a device that lifts boats over shoals - we have covered it all for you.

Let's dive in today's historical happenings.

1849

Lincoln receives patent for a device

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1942

WWII: Mexico declares war

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1960

strongest ever earthquake kills 1,655 people

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2004

First documentary wins Palme D'or

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2015

Ireland: First country to legalise same-sex marriage

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