Almanac

Almanac

May 22, 2006

May 22

1868: The "Great Train Robbery" took place near Marshfield, Ind., as members of the Reno gang made off with $96,000.

1972: The island nation of Ceylon became the republic of Sri Lanka.

1992: After a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's Tonight Show for the last time.

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