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Notable Historical Events on August 22nd

1989Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

1973Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs

1770James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.

1923Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)

1927Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers

1987Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1

1994DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman

1971J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.

1956Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)

1894Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

1990President Bush calls up military reserves

1976Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

1960Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

1945Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup

1921J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

1944Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]

1984Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush

1962Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle

1957Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

August 22nd Historical Events
Date Event
392
Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. 
476
Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his troop. 
565
St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness 
851
Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland. 
1138
English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard 
1454
Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus 
1485
Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry Tudor's forces defeat English King Richard III during last battle War of the Roses 
1543
Emperor Charles V's army occupies Duren 
1559
Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic 
1572
Failed assassination on Gaspard de Coligny, a French nobleman and admiral, a Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion 
1582
King James IV of Scotland captured 
1603
1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam 
1614
Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt 
1632
Prince Frederik Hendrik occupies Maastricht 
1639
Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers. 
1642
Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament 
1654
Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam (modern day Manhattan) aboard the Peartree, one ot the first Jewish colonists 
1707
Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon 
1707
Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty 
1717
Spanish troops lands on Sardinia 
1762
1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury 
1770
James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia. 
1775
King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion 
1780
Resolution, without Captain Cook, returns to England 
1787
John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton 
1788
Sierra Leone settled by British as a haven for former slaves 
1791
Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman 
1798
French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion. 
1826
Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah 
1827
José de La Mar becomes President of Peru. 
1848
The United States annexes New Mexico 
1849
The first air raid in history; Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice. 
1851
Gold fields discovered in Australia 
1851
Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup) 
1862
Battle of Catlett's Station, VA 
1862
Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely 
1864
First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva "for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field" 
1865
William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap 
1867
Fisk University forms, 1867 
1875
The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands. 
1877
Nez Perce-indians flee into Yellowstone National Park 
1894
Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal 
1901
Cadillac Motor Company is founded. 
1902
Pres Teddy Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car 
1906
1st Victor Victrola manufactured 
1907
Colin Buchanan, town planner 
1907
Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist 
1910
Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate 
1911
Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913) 
1912
England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament 
1912
Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya) 
1913
Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn 
1914
Battle at Charleroi begins: Gen von Bulows troops beat French 
1914
1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium) 
1914
Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny & Virton 
1914
Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent 
1914
General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg East Prussia 
1914
German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines Belgium 
1914
Von Ludendorff & von Hindenburg move into East Prussia enroute to Russia 
1917
Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers 
1921
J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI 
1923
Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4) 
1926
Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa 
1926
Greek dictator Gen Pangulos driven out 
1927
Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers 
1930
Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test 
1932
BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts 
1933
Bill Veeck urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season 
1933
International Zionists Congress opens in Prague 
1934
Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes 
1934
Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12 
1939
Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion 
1939
Premier De Geer recalls Dutch holidaymakers in Black Forest 
1941
Nazi troops reach Lenningrad 
1942
Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy 
1943
Soviet troops free Karkov 
1944
Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd] 
1944
Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany 
1945
Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford 
1945
England defeat Aust Services by 6 wkts in 5th Victory Test Cricket 
1945
Noel Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London 
1945
Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup 
1946
Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it 
1946
Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55) 
1947
14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840) 
1950
Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50) 
1950
Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in a US national tennis competition 
1950
Rotterdam dock strike ends 
1951
Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052 
1952
The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed. 
1953
John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union 
1953
Shah of Iran returns to Teheran 
1954
WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1956
Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender) 
1956
Pres Eisenhower & VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF 
1957
Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title 
1958
Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return 
1958
Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
1959
Cin Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs 
1960
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open 
1960
Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352 
1961
Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers 
1962
Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1962
Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga 
1963
NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km) 
1963
The X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles) 
1964
Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market 
1964
Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1 
1965
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open 
1965
San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl 
1966
Beatles arrive in NYC 
1968
1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress. 
1968
The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists. 
1969
Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road" 
1969
Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America 
1971
Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out 
1971
Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open 
1971
J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28. 
1971
Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial) 
1972
Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies. 
1972
IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down - 9 people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians, are killed in the explosion 
1973
Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws 
1973
Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs 
1975
McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens 
1976
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic 
1978
Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua 
1979
200 black leaders meet in NY to support Andrew Young 
1980
Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale 
1980
Leaders of Port Elizabeth's Black secondary school children in South Africa decided to end a four month boycott of classes 
1982
Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence 
1982
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf 
1984
Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec 
1984
Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced 
1984
Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200 
1984
Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush 
1984
The United Democratic Front, an internal coalition of anti-apartheid groups in South Africa, organizes a highly successful boycotts of the Colored and Indian elections to parliament 
1985
30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11 
1985
Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed 
1986
Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon) 
1986
NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics 
1987
Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1 
1988
Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala) 
1988
NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee) 
1988
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1989
1st complete ring around Neptune discovered 
1989
Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson) 
1990
President Bush calls up military reserves 
1991
Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31) 
1992
Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka 
1992
FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. 
1993
"In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 perfs 
1993
Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic 
1994
DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman 
1994
Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands 
1995
FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho 
1996
ANC makes its first submission to Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) 
2003
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is 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. 
2004
A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway. 
2007
The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history. 
2007
The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day 
2012
47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war 
2012
48 people are killed in Kenyan tribal wars between the Pokomo and Orma 
2012
Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization 
2013
14 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Western Iraq 
2016
US Romps to Men's Basketball Gold, Beats Serbia 96-66 
2017
USS McCain the 4th Navy warship to crash in Asia this year 
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