Historical Events on 22nd August
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392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
476 - Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his troop.
565 - St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness
851 - Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
1138 - English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard
1454 - Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
1485 - Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry Tudor's forces defeat English King Richard III during last battle in the Wars of the Roses
1543 - Emperor Charles V's army occupies Duren
1559 - Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic
1572 - Failed assassination on Gaspard de Coligny, a French nobleman and admiral, a Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion
1582 - King James VI of Scotland captured
1603 - 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
1614 - Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
1632 - Prince Frederik Hendrik occupies Maastricht
1639 - Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
King of Great Britain James I and VI 1642 - Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
1654 - Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam (modern day Manhattan) aboard the Peartree, one ot the first Jewish colonists
1707 - Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
1707 - Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
1717 - Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
1762 - 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
1770 - James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.
1775 - King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
1780 - Resolution, without Captain Cook, returns to England
1787 - John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
1788 - Sierra Leone settled by British as a haven for former slaves
1791 - Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman
1798 - French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.
Captain/Explorer James Cook 1826 - Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
1827 - José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
1848 - The United States annexes New Mexico
1849 - The first air raid in history; Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice.
1851 - Gold fields discovered in Australia
1851 - Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
1862 - Battle of Catlett's Station, VA
1862 - Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely
1864 - First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva "for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field"
1865 - William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap
1867 - Fisk University forms, 1867
1875 - The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
1877 - Nez Perce-indians flee into Yellowstone National Park
1885 - 5th U.S. National Championship: Richard Sears beats Godfrey M. Brinley (6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1894 - Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal
1898 - 18th U.S. National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight F. Davis (3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1)
1901 - Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
1902 - Pres Teddy Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car
1906 - 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
1907 - Colin Buchanan, town planner
1907 - Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
1910 - Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
1911 - Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Perugia (Recovered in 1913)
1912 - England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
1912 - Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)
1913 - Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
1914 - Battle at Charleroi begins: Gen von Bulows troops beat French
1914 - 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
1914 - Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny & Virton
1914 - Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent
1914 - General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg East Prussia
1914 - German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines Belgium
1914 - Von Ludendorff & von Hindenburg move into East Prussia enroute to Russia
1917 - Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover 1921 - J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI
1923 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)
1926 - Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
1926 - Greek dictator Gen Pangulos driven out
1927 - Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
1930 - Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test
1932 - BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
1933 - Bill Veeck urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season
1933 - International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
1934 - Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
1934 - Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
1939 - Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
1939 - Premier De Geer recalls Dutch holidaymakers in Black Forest
1941 - Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth 1942 - Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
1943 - Soviet troops free Karkov
1944 - Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]
1944 - Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
1945 - Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
1945 - England defeat Aust Services by 6 wkts in 5th Victory Test Cricket
1945 - Noel Coward's revue "Sigh no More" premieres in London
1945 - Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
1946 - Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
1946 - Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
1947 - 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840)
1950 - Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
1950 - Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in a US national tennis competition
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh 1950 - Rotterdam dock strike ends
1951 - Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
1952 - The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
1953 - John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union
1953 - Shah of Iran returns to Teheran
1954 - WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)
1956 - President Eisenhower & VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF
1957 - Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1958 - Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return
1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1959 - Cin Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
1960 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open
1960 - Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges 1961 - Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
1962 - Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
1963 - NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
1963 - The X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles)
1964 - Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
1964 - Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1
1965 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
1965 - San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
1966 - Beatles arrive in NYC
French President Charles de Gaulle 1968 - 1st papal visit to Latin America, Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota to open a Eucharistic congress.
1968 - The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.
1969 - Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
1969 - Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America
1971 - Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out
1971 - Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
1971 - J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
1971 - Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)
1972 - Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.
1972 - IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down - 9 people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians, are killed in the explosion
1973 - Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger 1973 - Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs
1975 - McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
1976 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 - Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua
1979 - 200 black leaders meet in NY to support Andrew Young
1980 - Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
1980 - Leaders of Port Elizabeth's Black secondary school children in South Africa decided to end a four month boycott of classes
1982 - Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
1982 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
1984 - Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
1984 - Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1984 - Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
1984 - Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush
1984 - The United Democratic Front, an internal coalition of anti-apartheid groups in South Africa, organizes a highly successful boycotts of the Colored and Indian elections to parliament
1985 - 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
1985 - Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed
1986 - Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)
1986 - NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
1987 - Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1
1988 - Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
1988 - NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Pop Star Madonna 1989 - 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
1989 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
1990 - President Bush calls up military reserves
1991 - Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
1992 - Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
1992 - FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
1993 - "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 perfs
1993 - Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
1994 - DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
1994 - Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands
1995 - FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
1996 - ANC makes its first submission to Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 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.
2004 - "The Scream" (1910 painted version) and "Madonna", two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.
2007 - The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
2007 - The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day
2012 - 47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war
2012 - 48 people are killed in Kenyan tribal wars between the Pokomo and Orma
2012 - Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization
2013 - 14 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Western Iraq
2014 - 2nd Ebola death in Nigera, Africa’s most populated country
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