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Notable Historical Events for August 22nd

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

1984Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush

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

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

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

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

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

1921J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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August 22nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on August 22nd

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

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

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