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August, 22: Historical Events

Chronological list of historical events for August, 22

0565 : St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness

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 VII's forces defeat Richard III

1543 : Emperor Charles V's army occupies Dren

1559 : Spanish archbishop Bartholom‚ de Carranza arrested as heretic

1572 : Failed assassination on admiral De Coligny

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

1642 : Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament

1654 : 1st Jewish immigrant to US, Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam

1707 : Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon

1707 : Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty

1715 : H„ndels "Watermusic" premieres on Thames

1717 : Spanish troops lands on Sardinia

1762 : 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury

1775 : King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion

1780 : Resolution, without Capt Cook, returns to England

1787 : John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton

1788 : Sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves

1791 : Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman

1818 : Grand duchy of Bathe forms

1826 : Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah

1846 : US annexes New Mexico

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

1867 : Fisk University forms, 1867

1877 : Nez Perc‚-indians flee into to Yellowstone National Park

1900 : Gabriel Faur‚s opera "Prom‚th‚e," premieres in Beziers

1901 : Cadillac Co forms

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

1908 : Henri Cartier-Bresson, France, photographer (Decisive Moment)

1910 : Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate

1911 : Mona Lisa stolen from Louvre (Recovered in 1913)

1911 : Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris

1912 : England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament

1912 : Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)

1913 : Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn

1914 : -23] Battle at Charleroi: Gen von Blows 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 E Prussia enroute to Russia

1917 : Pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers

1921 : J Edgar Hoover becomes asst director of FBI

1923 : Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)

1926 : Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa

1926 : Greek dictator Gen P ngulos driven out

1927 : Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers

1930 : Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test

1932 : BBS 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 vacationers 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 : No‰l 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 natl tennis competition

1950 : Rotterdam harbor strike end

1951 : Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052

1953 : France closes jail on Devil Island

1953 : John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union

1953 : Shah of Persia 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 : 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

1962 : Failed assassination on president 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 : Guin‚e, 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 : LA Dodger pitcher Juan Marachal hits SF Giant 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 : Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry

1968 : Pope Paul VI opens Eucharistic congress in Bogota

1969 : Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"

1969 : Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America

1969 : Hurricane Camille strikes US Gulf Coast kills 255

1971 : Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out

1971 : Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open

1972 : International Olympic Committee exspells Rhodesia

1973 : Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws

1973 : Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs

1975 : Assassination attempt on president Gerald Ford

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

1982 : Gen Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence

1982 : Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peace

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

1984 : Rep convention in Dallas renominates Pres Reagan & VP Bush

1984 : South African election for parliament boycvotted

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

1989 : 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered

1989 : Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

1990 : Pres 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

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 govt forms in Neth

1995 : FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho

 
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