The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)
TODAY IN HISTORY
May 22, 1968
The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion, with 99 men aboard, sank in the Atlantic Ocean. (The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.)
ON THIS DATE
The first American life insurance policy was issued in Philadelphia to a Rev. Francis Allison, whose premium was six pounds per year.
The American Cancer Society was founded in New York under its original name, the American Society for the Control of Cancer.
After a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the final time (Jay Leno took over as host three days later).