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    What happened on August 22

    • August 22, 0392 Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.

    • August 22, 0476 Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his troop.

    • August 22, 0565 St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness

    • August 22, 0565 "St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland."

    • August 22, 0851 "Erispoe's army, King of Brittany, defeats Charles the Bald's one, the Franc king, near the Breton town of Jengland. Beginning of the Breton state."

    • August 22, 1138 Battle of the Standard between Scotland and England.

    • August 22, 1485 Richard III slain at Bosworth Field-last of Plantagenets

    • August 22, 1485 The Battle of Bosworth Field death of Richard III and end of the House of Plantagenet.

    • August 22, 1559 "Bartolom Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy."

    • August 22, 1639 "Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company after buying a sliver of land from local Nayak rulers."

    • August 22, 1642 Charles I calls the English Parliament traitors. Beginning of the English Civil War.

    • August 22, 1654 Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.

    • August 22, 1654 "Jacob Barsimson, said to be first Jewish immigrant to America, lands at New Amsterdam"

    • August 22, 1711 British Admiral Hovenden Walker's assault on New France falters as 8 of his 15 warships are wrecked in gales and heavy fog in the St. Lawrence; nearly 900 men drown; 25 ships remaining in fleet return to England.

    • August 22, 1717 Spanish troops land on Sardinia.

    • August 22, 1762 "First female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury"

    • August 22, 1770 James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.

    • August 22, 1775 King George III declares the American colonies to be in open rebellion.

    • August 22, 1775 King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion

    • August 22, 1780 James Cook's ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).

    • August 22, 1787 "John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton"

    • August 22, 1791 Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue.

    • August 22, 1791 Haitian Revolution begins

    • August 22, 1798 French forces land in Ireland

    • August 22, 1798 "French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion."

    • August 22, 1827 Jos de La Mar becomes President of Peru.

    • August 22, 1831 "Nat Turner's slave rebellion revolt commences just after midnight in Southampton, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who were killed in retaliation for the uprising."

    • August 22, 1846 US annexes New Mexico

    • August 22, 1848 The United States annexes New Mexico.

    • August 22, 1849 First air raid in history. Austria launched pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice.

    • August 22, 1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia

    • August 22, 1851 The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America.

    • August 22, 1851 "Yacht ""America"" wins first Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)"

    • August 22, 1864 "Geneva Convention signed, by 12 nations"

    • August 22, 1864 International Red Cross Founded

    • August 22, 1875 "The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands."

    • August 22, 1886 William J. Kendall successfully swims through the Niagara Rapids wearing a cork life jacket.

    • August 22, 1901 Cadillac Company founded

    • August 22, 1901 Cadillac Motor Company founded.

    • August 22, 1902 President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to ride in an automobile

    • August 22, 1902 Theodore Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.

    • August 22, 1906 First Victor Victrola manufactured

    • August 22, 1910 Japan annexes Korea

    • August 22, 1910 Japan illicitly annexes Korea with the signing of the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty. The name Korea was abolished and replaced with the ancient name Joseon.

    • August 22, 1911 Mona Lisa stolen from Louvre

    • August 22, 1911 Theft of the Mona Lisa is discovered.

    • August 22, 1914 "World War I: In Belgium, British and German troops clash for the first time in the war."

    • August 22, 1921 "William J. Burns, the head of a famous private detective agency, became Director of the BOI (now FBI). Twenty-six year old J. Edgar Hoover was named Assistant Director."

    • August 22, 1922 "Michael Collins, Commander-in-Chief of the Irish Free State Army is shot dead during an Anti-Treaty ambush at Beal na mBlath, County Cork, during the Irish Civil War."

    • August 22, 1926 "Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa."

    • August 22, 1932 BBS begins experimental regular TV broadcasts

    • August 22, 1932 The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. See also Timeline of the BBC

    • August 22, 1942 "World War II: Brazil declares war on the Axis powers (Germany, Italy and Japan)."

    • August 22, 1944 HMS Nabob (Cdn. manned aircraft carrier) severely damaged by torpedo off Norway

    • August 22, 1944 World War II: Romania captured by the Soviet Union.

    • August 22, 1944 "World War II: Thirty-two Spaniards & four French Maquis tackle a German column (1,300 men in 60 lorries, with 6 tanks & 2 self-propelled guns), at La Madeiline, France. Three Maquis are wounded, with 110 Germans killed and 200 wounded."

    • August 22, 1949 In the Queen Charlotte Island a 8.1 earthquake was Canada's largest historic earthquake.

    • August 22, 1950 Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.

    • August 22, 1952 CBC tele-cine projectionist inserts a slide upside down; Canada's first known TV gaffe.

    • August 22, 1952 The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.

    • August 22, 1955 "11 schoolchildren were killed, when their school bus was hit by a freight train, in Spring City, Tennessee."

    • August 22, 1956 Pres Eisenhower and VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF

    • August 22, 1962 An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.

    • August 22, 1962 "The NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage."

    • August 22, 1963 Joe Walker in X-15 test plane reaches altitude of 106 km (67 miles).

    • August 22, 1963 Number one hit on UK music charts - Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - Bad To Me

    • August 22, 1964 Match Of The Day hits the air on BBC Two.

    • August 22, 1966 "Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers."

    • August 22, 1968 Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry

    • August 22, 1968 "Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogot, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America."

    • August 22, 1968 The first papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota)

    • August 22, 1969 Hurricane Camille strikes U.S. Gulf Coast kills 255

    • August 22, 1969 The Beatles conduct their last photo session at John Lennon and Yoko Ono's house.

    • August 22, 1971 J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.

    • August 22, 1972 Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.

    • August 22, 1978 Tear gas used to quell riot by 150 prisoners in Sydney's Long Bay Jail who set fire to their cells

    • August 22, 1978 The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua.

    • August 22, 1982 Gen Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence

    • August 22, 1984 Rep convention in Dallas renominates Pres Reagan and VP Bush

    • August 22, 1986 NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics

    • August 22, 1987 "Madonna's ""Who's ""That Girl,"" single goes #1"

    • August 22, 1988 Australia unveils first platinum coin (Koala)

    • August 22, 1988 "NBC premieres ""Later"" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)"

    • August 22, 1988 "The Perth Mint issues the first platinum coin, the koala."

    • August 22, 1989 "Janet Jackson released the biggest-selling single of 1989, Miss You Much"

    • August 22, 1989 The first complete ring around Neptune discovered

    • August 22, 1989 The first ring of Neptune is discovered.

    • August 22, 1990 Pres Bush calls up military reserves

    • August 22, 1990 Scores of angry smokers block street near Moscow's Red Square for hours to protest summer-long cigarette shortage.

    • August 22, 1992 "FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho."

    • August 22, 1994 Canadian icebreaker Louis St-Laurent reaches the North Magnetic Pole.

    • August 22, 2003 Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

    • August 22, 2004 "A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway."

    • August 22, 2006 "Pulkovo Airlines Flight 612 crashes, killing 170 people."

    • August 22, 2007 "A helicopter went down in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers aboard, the military said, the deadliest crash since January, 2005."

    • August 22, 2007 Chinese-made blankets containing high levels of formaldehyde have been recalled across Australia and New Zealand.

    • August 22, 2007 "The investment bank Lehman Brothers announces plans to shutter its sub prime mortgage business, eliminating 1,200 jobs"

    • August 22, 2007 "The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day"

    • August 22, 2007 "The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history."

    • August 22, 2009 Argentina's Foreign Affairs Ministry ?harshly condemns? the nomination of Ahmad Vahidi to serve as Iran's Defence Minister as he is a suspected international terrorist sought by Interpol in connection with the 1994 attack on AMIA Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.

    • August 22, 2009 "Brazilian President Luiz In cio Lula da Silva arrives in Bolivia with a ""strong tone-down message""."

    • August 22, 2009 "Cardinal Se n Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, criticises Ireland's Civil Partnership Bill, which gives statutory partnership rights to same-sex couples."

    • August 22, 2009 "Islamic insurgents attack a government checkpoint in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, sparking a gunbattle that kills at least five people on the first day of Ramadan."

    • August 22, 2009 Niger's police use tear gas to injure and arrest several people during clashes with opponents of a new constitution that would enable President Mamadou Tandja to seek unlimited mandates.

    • August 22, 2009 Officials from North and South Korea meet for talks for the first time in two years.

    • August 22, 2009 "Taliban official Hakeemullah Mehsud is selected as the new head of the Pakistani Taliban, a local Taliban commander in Pakistan's federally administered tribal areas confirms."

    • August 22, 2009 The militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta hands over hundreds of weapons to the Nigerian government as part of a weapons amnesty.

    • August 22, 2009 Thousands of Venezuelans join rival marches in Caracas over a controversial education law that critics say strengthens President Hugo Ch vez's grip over schools and universities.

    • August 22, 2009 "Two turkey farms in Valpara”so, Chile, are quarantined over fears the birds have caught swine influenza from humans."







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