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On This Day - May 22, A Shot Of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 1992 Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time after nearly 30 years in the job. 1972 – Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations. 1960 – An earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, now known as the Great Chilean Earthquake, hits southern Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. 1813: German composer Richard Wagner born

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