August 22, 1971 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • 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)
  • Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover