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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.

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

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

1962Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle

1927Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers

1921J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

1990President Bush calls up military reserves

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

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

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

August 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 22nd

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

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)

1862Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), (d. 1918)

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

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

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

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

August 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 22nd Weddings
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August 22nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on August 22nd

1978Jomo Kenyatta, 1st premier of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83

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

August 22nd Deaths
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