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What Happened on August 22nd This Day in History

Year Name
2012 Ethnic clashes over grazing rights for cattle in Kenya's Tana River District result in more than 52 deaths.
2007 The Texas Rangers defeat the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history.
2006 Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
2006 Grigori Perelman is awarded the Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture in mathematics but refuses to accept the medal.
2004 Versions of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
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.
1992 FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
1991 Iceland is the first nation in the world to recognize the independence of the Baltic states.
1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
1985 British Airtours Flight 28M suffers an engine fire during takeoff at Manchester Airport. The pilots abort but due to inefficient evacuation procedures 55 people are killed, mostly from smoke inhalation.
1981 Far Eastern Air Transport Flight 103 disintegrates in mid-air and crashes in Sanyi Township, Miaoli County, Taiwan. All 110 people on board are killed.
1978 The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FLSN) occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
1978 The District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Congress. The proposed amendment would have provided the District of Columbia with full voting representation in the Congress, the Electoral College, and regarding amending the U.S. Constitution. The proposed amendment failed to be ratified by enough states (ratified by 16, needed 38) and so did not become part of the Constitut
1973 The Congress of Chile votes in favour of a resolution condemning President Salvador Allende's government and demands that he resign or else be unseated through force and new elections.
1972 Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
1971 J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
1968 Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
1966 Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
1963 X-15 Flight 91 reaches the highest altitude of the X-15 program (107.96 km (67.08 mi) (354,200 feet)).
1962 The OAS attempts to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle.
1953 The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
1949 The Queen Charlotte earthquake is Canada's strongest since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake.
1944 World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces.
1942 Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy.
1941 World War II: German troops begin the Siege of Leningrad.
1934 Bill Woodfull of Australia becomes the only cricket captain to twice regain The Ashes.
1922 Michael Collins, Commander-in-chief of the Irish Free State Army, is shot dead in an ambush during the Irish Civil War.
1910 Korea is annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1910, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II.
1902 Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
1902 Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.
1894 Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal.
1875 The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
1864 Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention, establishing the rules of protection of the victims of armed conflicts.
1851 The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America.
1849 The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
1846 The Second Federal Republic of Mexico is established.
1827 José de la Mar becomes President of Peru.
1798 French troops land at Kilcummin, County Mayo, Ireland to aid the rebellion.
1791 Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue, Haiti.
1780 James Cook's ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
1777 British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements.
1770 James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, and claims the east coast of Australia for Britain as New South Wales.
1717 Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
1711 Britain's Quebec Expedition loses eight ships and almost nine hundred soldiers, sailors and women to rocks at Pointe-aux-Anglais.
1654 Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
1642 Charles I raises his standard in Nottingham, which marks the beginning of the English Civil War.
1639 Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
1614 Fettmilch Uprising: Jews are expelled from Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire, following the plundering of the Judengasse.
1559 Bartolomé Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.
1485 The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.
1138 Battle of the Standard between Scotland and England.
851 Battle of Jengland: Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
392 Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
Famous People Born on August 22

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Year Name
1764 Charles Percier, French architect and interior designer (d. 1838)
1963 James DeBarge, American R&B/soul singer
1903 Jerry Iger, American cartoonist, co-founded Eisner & Iger (d. 1990)
1893 Ernest H. Volwiler, American chemist (d. 1992)
1967 Layne Staley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
1959 Pia Gjellerup, Danish lawyer and politician, Danish Minister of Finance
1943 Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist and engineer, co-designed the Intel 4004
1624 Jean Regnault de Segrais, French author and poet (d. 1701)
1981 Alex Holmes, American football player
1981 Christina Obergföll, German athlete
Famous People Deaths On August 22

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Date Name
2013 Andrea Servi, Italian footballer (b. 1984)
1681 Philippe Delano, Dutch Plymouth Colony settler (b. 1602)
1680 John George II, Elector of Saxony (b. 1613)
2005 Luc Ferrari, French-Italian director and composer (b. 1929)
1664 Maria Cunitz, Polish astronomer and author (b. 1610)
1991 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (b. 1924)
2014 U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
1861 Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
1701 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1628)
2000 Abulfaz Elchibey, 2nd President of Azerbaijan (b. 1938)