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On this day: May 22

Published On: May 21 2013 03:07:18 PM CDT   Updated On: May 22 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Tokyo Skytree
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2012: The Tokyo Skytree opens to public as the tallest tower in world at 2,080 feet. It is also the second tallest manmade structure on Earth, after the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which stands 2,722 feet tall.

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