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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.
1999 China Airlines Flight 642 crashes at Hong Kong International Airport, killing three people and injuring 208 more.
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 Nicaraguan Revolution: The FLSN seizes the National Congress of Nicaragua, along with over a thousand hostages.
1978 The District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Congress, although it is never ratified by a sufficient number of states.
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), the 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 test 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.
1902 The Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
1902 Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.
1902 At least 6,000 people are killed by the magnitude 7.7 Kashgar earthquake in the Tien Shan mountains.
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 occurs; Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
1849 Passaleão incident: João Maria Ferreira do Amaral, the governor of Portuguese Macau, is assassinated by a group of Chinese locals, triggering a military confrontation between China and Portugal at the Battle of Passaleão three days after.
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 The Haitian slave revolution begins 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 Spanish archbishop Bartolomé Carranza is arrested for heresy.
1485 The Battle of Bosworth Field occurs; Richard III dies, marking 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)
1936 Werner Stengel, German roller coaster designer and engineer, designed the Maverick roller coaster
1997 Lautaro Martínez, Argentina footballer
1882 Raymonde de Laroche, French pilot (d. 1919)
1867 Charles Francis Jenkins, American inventor (d. 1934)
1935 Annie Proulx, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist
1963 Tori Amos, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
1930 Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
1945 Ron Dante, American singer-songwriter and producer
1936 Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
Famous People Deaths On August 22

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Date Name
1425 Eleanor, Princess of Asturias (b. 1423)
1797 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (b. 1724)
1970 Vladimir Propp, Russian philologist and scholar (b. 1895)
1572 Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland, English leader of the Rising of the North (b. 1528)
1946 Döme Sztójay, Hungarian general and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1883)
1861 Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
1933 Alexandros Kontoulis, Greek general and diplomat (b. 1858)
2003 Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skater and coach (b. 1914)
1599 Luca Marenzio, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1553)
1711 Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French general (b. 1644)