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 War 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 IV 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.
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
Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook 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.
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 - Geneva Convention signed by 12 nations
1864 - International Red Cross forms
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
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.
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 HooverFirst 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
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 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
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
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi MinhVietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh 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
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
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1956 - Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)
1956 - Pres 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
1961 - Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle 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)
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
1968 - 1st papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota)
1968 - Pope Paul VI opens Eucharistic congress in Bogota
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.
1972 - Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.
1973 - Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, 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
1984 - Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 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)
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna 1988 - NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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.
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush 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)
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.
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 2004 - A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a 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

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