Events in History on August 22

  • 392 Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
  • 565 St Columba reports seeing monster in Loch Ness
  • 851 Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
  • 1138 English defeat the Scottish at Cowton Moor, Yorkshire. Banners of various saints carried into battle - led to the name Battle of the Standard
  • 1454 Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus

Victory in Battle

1485 Battle of Bosworth Field: Henry Tudor's forces defeat English King Richard III during last battle in the Wars of the Roses. Richard is killed, the last English monarch to die in battle.

Historic Event

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 (killed 2 days later)

Historic Event

1582 King James VI of Scotland captured

  • 1603 1st stones laid in Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam
  • 1614 Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt

Historic Event

1632 Prince Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange occupies Maastricht

  • 1639 Madras (now Chennai), India, founded by the British East India Company on sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers
  • 1642 English Civil War begins between Royalists and Parliament
  • 1654 Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam (modern day Manhattan) aboard the Peartree, one of the first Jewish colonists
  • 1707 Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
  • 1707 Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
  • 1717 Spanish troops land on Sardinia
  • 1762 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport, Rhode Island, Mercury

Historic Expedition

1770 James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia

Historic Event

1775 King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion

  • 1780 HMS Resolution, without Captain James Cook, returns to England
  • 1782 Fire in Cibali, Istanbul, destroys 7,000 homes
  • 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

Historic Event

1798 French troops land in Kilcummin harbour in County Mayo, Ireland, to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion

  • 1812 Swiss traveller Johann Ludwig Burckhardt is the 1st European to rediscover the Nabataean city of Petra (modern Jordan)
  • 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
  • 1862 Battle of Catlett's Station, VA
  • 1862 Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely

First Geneva Convention

1864 First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva "for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field" signed by 12 nations

  • 1865 William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap
  • 1872 Australia's Overland Telegraph Line connected - one of Australia's greatest logistical and engineering feats, allowed fast communications between Australia and the world for the first time [1]
  • 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 (Niimíipu) indians flee into Yellowstone National Park

Historic Event

1894 Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal

  • 1901 Cadillac Motor Company is founded.

Historic Event

1902 US President Theodore Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car

  • 1906 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
  • 1910 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
  • 1912 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
  • 1914 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
  • 1914 Battle at Charleroi begins: Gen von Bulows troops beat French
  • 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

Historic Event

1914 WW1: Von Ludendorff and Paul von Hindenburg move into East Prussia enroute to Russia

Historic Event

1921 J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

  • 1926 Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1926 Greek dictator Gen Pangulos driven out
  • 1933 International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
  • 1939 Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
  • 1939 Premier De Geer recalls Dutch holidaymakers in Black Forest
  • 1941 Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
  • 1942 Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
  • 1943 Soviet troops free Karkov

Historic Event

1944 Adolf 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

Coup d'état

1945 Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup

  • 1950 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • 1950 Rotterdam dock strike ends
  • 1952 The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.

Historic Event

1953 Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi returns to Tehran

Presidential Convention

1956 US President Eisenhower and VP Richard Nixon renominated by Republican convention in San Francisco

  • 1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
  • 1958 Toronto's Boyd Carter (15 yards) and Dave Mann (116 yards) combine for CFL record for the longest punt return in 15-14 win over Montreal Alouettes in Toronto

Assassination Attempt

1962 Failed assassination attempt on French President Charles de Gaulle

  • 1962 Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1963 NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in the X-15 rocket plane achieves a world record altitude of 354,200 feet (107,960 m, 67 miles)

Historic Event

1964 Civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer speaks at the US Democratic National Convention about her efforts to register to vote in Mississippi

  • 1964 Guinee, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market

Papal Visit

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 Gloria O Smith (NY) crowned 2nd Miss Black America
  • 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)
  • 1971 Bolivian military coup led by army Col. Hugo Banzer, drives out leftist President Juan José Torres
  • 1971 FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and US Attorney General John Mitchell announce arrest of 20 of the "Camden 28", a religious-left anti-war activist group intent on disrupting the military draft in Camden, New Jersey [1] [2] [3]
  • 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
  • 1978 Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua
  • 1979 200 black leaders meet in NY to support Andrew Young
  • 1980 Leaders of Port Elizabeth's Black secondary school children in South Africa decided to end a four month boycott of classes

Historic Event

1982 Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence

  • 1984 Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
  • 1984 Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced

Presidential Convention

1984 Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. 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 Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at Manchester airport, 55 killed
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

The Scream

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 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’s 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
  • 2017 India's highest court outlaws instant divorce for Muslim men (talaq, talaq, talaq)
  • 2017 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens grants stay of execution for Marcellus Williams in light of possible new DNA eividence
  • 2018 Australia's House of Representatives is closed down early because of the Liberal Party leadership battle
  • 2018 Discovery of a bone of a 90,000 hybrid human, half Neanderthal, half Denisovan from Anuy River, Siberia published in "Nature"
  • 2018 Longest ever bull market for Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index at 3,453 days (using 19.9 percent decline in 1990 as the start, usually 20%)
  • 2019 Bielefeld in Germany offers €1m prize to anyone in who can prove the town doesn't exit to disprove 25-year-old conspiracy theory
  • 2019 Russia launches Fedor, the first life-sized robot, into space to the International Space Station on a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
  • 2019 South Korea says it is leaving an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in an escalation of the rift between the two countries
  • 2020 13 people die in a stampede at an illegal disco in Lima, Peru, during a police raid to shut it down
  • 2020 Fires burning in Northern California declared Major Disaster with LNU Lightning Complex Fire (341,243 acres) and SCU Lightning Complex Fire (339,968) among the 3 largest wildfires in state history
  • 2020 Mexican COVID-19 death toll passes 60,000, world's third highest
  • 2021 Tropical storm Henri makes landfall near Westerly, Rhode Island

Historic Event

2021 US Vice President Kamala Harris arrives in Singapore to begin a short visit to South East Asia

Historic Event

2022 Dr. Anthony Fauci announces he will step down as chief medical advisor to the US President and as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [1]

  • 2022 One of world's longest school closures ends in the Philippines as schools reopen for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic after only online learning [1]