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Notable Historical Events for August 22nd

1962Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle

1960Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

1921J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

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

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

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

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

1976Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

1927Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 22nd

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on August 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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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

1922Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush

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