On This Day in History for August 22 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 120 of 120

  • 1985 Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at Manchester airport, 55 killed
  • 1986 Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)
  • 1986 NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
  • 1988 Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
  • 1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1989 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered

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1990 US President George H. W. Bush calls up military reserves

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 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.
  • 1994 Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands
  • 1996 ANC makes its first submission to Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
  • 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.

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2004 "The Scream" (1910 painted version) and "Madonna", two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch
  • 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 Nigeria, Africa‚Äôs most populated country
  • 2015 A vintage Hawker Hunter plane crashes onto the A27 dual carriageway road during the Shoreham airshow in Britain killing at least 11

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 105 of 105

  • 1959 Pia Gjellerup, Danish politician
  • 1962 Marie Laurie Mahabir, Guadeloupe, North American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87)
  • 1968 Rich Lowry, American magazine editor
  • 1970 Jean-Michel Bombardier, Brantford Ont Canada, ice pairs (1995, 96 Can)
  • 1970 Charlie Connelly, English writer

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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