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August 22nd, 2007 (August 22 2007)EventThe Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
August 22nd, 2007 (August 22 2007)EventThe Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day
August 22nd, 2004 (August 22 2004)EventA version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.Edvard Munch Quotes
August 22nd, 2003 (August 22 2003)EventAlabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was 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.
August 22nd, 1992 (August 22 1992)EventFBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
August 22nd, 1989 (August 22 1989)EventThe first ring of Neptune is discovered.
August 22nd, 1989 (August 22 1989)EventNolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
August 22nd, 1978 (August 22 1978)EventThe Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
August 22nd, 1972 (August 22 1972)EventRhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
August 22nd, 1971 (August 22 1971)EventJ. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.John Mitchell Quotes
August 22nd, 1968 (August 22 1968)EventPope Paul VI arrives in Bogota, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
August 22nd, 1966 (August 22 1966)EventLabor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
August 22nd, 1963 (August 22 1963)EventJoe Walker in X-15 test plane reaches altitude of 106 km (67 miles).
August 22nd, 1962 (August 22 1962)EventAn attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
August 22nd, 1962 (August 22 1962)EventThe NS Savannah, the world s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
August 22nd, 1952 (August 22 1952)EventThe penal colony on Devil s Island is permanently closed.
August 22nd, 1950 (August 22 1950)EventAlthea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
August 22nd, 1949 (August 22 1949)EventQueen Charlotte earthquake: Canada s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
August 22nd, 1944 (August 22 1944)EventWorld War II: Thirty-two Spaniards & four French Maquis tackle a German column (1,300 men in 60 lorries, with 6 tanks & 2 self-propelled guns), at La Madeiline, France. Three Maquis are wounded, with 110 Germans killed and 200 wounded.
August 22nd, 1944 (August 22 1944)EventWorld War II: Romania captured by the Soviet Union.
August 22nd, 1942 (August 22 1942)EventWorld War II: Brazil declared war on Germany and Italy.
August 22nd, 1941 (August 22 1941)EventWorld War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
August 22nd, 1932 (August 22 1932)EventThe BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. See also Timeline of the BBC
August 22nd, 1926 (August 22 1926)EventGold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
August 22nd, 1922 (August 22 1922)EventMichael Collins, Commander-in-Chief of the Irish Free State Army is shot dead during an Anti-Treaty ambush at Beal na mBlath, County Cork, during the Irish Civil War.Michael Collins Quotes
August 22nd, 1914 (August 22 1914)EventWorld War I: In Belgium, British and German troops clash for the first time in the war.
August 22nd, 1911 (August 22 1911)EventTheft of the Mona Lisa is discovered.
August 22nd, 1910 (August 22 1910)EventJapan illicitly annexes Korea with the signing of the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty. The name Korea was abolished and replaced with the ancient name Joseon.
August 22nd, 1902 (August 22 1902)EventTheodore Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
August 22nd, 1902 (August 22 1902)EventThe German Luger becomes the official German sidearm for both World Wars.
August 22nd, 1901 (August 22 1901)EventCadillac Motor Company founded.
August 22nd, 1875 (August 22 1875)EventThe Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands. Ovid Quotes
August 22nd, 1864 (August 22 1864)EventTwelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The Red Cross is formed.
August 22nd, 1851 (August 22 1851)EventThe first America s Cup is won by the yacht America.
August 22nd, 1849 (August 22 1849)EventFirst air raid in history. Austria launched pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice.
August 22nd, 1848 (August 22 1848)EventThe United States annexes New Mexico.
August 22nd, 1831 (August 22 1831)EventNat Turner s slave rebellion revolt commences just after midnight in Southampton, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who were killed in retaliation for the uprising.
August 22nd, 1827 (August 22 1827)EventJose de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
August 22nd, 1798 (August 22 1798)EventFrench troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone s United Irishmen s Irish Rebellion.
August 22nd, 1791 (August 22 1791)EventBeginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue.
August 22nd, 1780 (August 22 1780)EventJames Cook s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
August 22nd, 1775 (August 22 1775)EventKing George III declares the American colonies to be in open rebellion.
August 22nd, 1770 (August 22 1770)EventJames Cook s expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.
August 22nd, 1717 (August 22 1717)EventSpanish troops land on Sardinia.
August 22nd, 1654 (August 22 1654)EventJacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
August 22nd, 1642 (August 22 1642)EventCharles I calls the English Parliament traitors. Beginning of the English Civil War.
August 22nd, 1639 (August 22 1639)EventMadras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company after buying a sliver of land from local Nayak rulers.
August 22nd, 1559 (August 22 1559)EventBartolome Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.
August 22nd, 1485 (August 22 1485)EventThe Battle of Bosworth Field death of Richard III and end of the House of Plantagenet.
August 22nd, 1138 (August 22 1138)EventBattle of the Standard between Scotland and England.
August 22nd, 0851 (August 22 0851)EventErispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
August 22nd, 0565 (August 22 0565)EventSt. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.
August 22nd, 0476 (August 22 0476)EventOdoacer is named Rex italiae by his troop.
August 22nd, 0392 (August 22 0392)EventArbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.

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