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Notable Historical Events for August 22nd

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

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

1921J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

1976Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

1960Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

1990President Bush calls up military reserves

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

1984Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 22nd

1904Deng Xiaoping, Chinese party leader (1976-1983)

1908Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chanteloup, France, photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment' (d. 2004)

1964Mats Wilander, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French)

1893Dorothy Parker, NJ, short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), (d. 1967)

1941Bill Parcells, Englewood New Jersey, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots)

1909Mel Hein, Redding California, NFL center (NY Giants)

1902Leni Riefenstahl, [Helene Bertha Amalie], Germany, film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland)

1939Carl Yastrzemski, Southampton New York, Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame)

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Notable Weddings on August 22nd

2009Actress and model Milla Jovovich (36) weds film director Paul W. S. Anderson (47) in Beverly Hills, California

1925Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

1931FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

2003Film director Leni Riefenstahl (101) weds cinematographer Horst Kettner (59)

1848Soldier and later US President Ulysses Grant (26) marries Julia Dent

1944Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker

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Notable Deaths on August 22nd

1922Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush

408Flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), executed at 48

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