August 22 Events in History - August 22 Birthdays - August 22 Deaths
2015 Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth to twin cubs at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C.; the cubs appear healthy but will alternate between an incubator and nursing time with their mother
2014 The Washington, D.C. zoo is holding a Chinese first-birthday ceremony for celebrity giant panda baby Bao Bao; the cub will be sent to China when she turns 4
2014 17-year-old Katie Ledecky, the current world record holder for fastest 400-meter freestyle, breaks her own record at the Pan Pacific championships
2013 In the U.S., a computer problem shuts down the NASDAQ electronic stock exchange for three hours
2013 Prior to being transferred to house arrest, former Egyptian President is released from prison and transferred to a military hospital
2012 The writer of 'Carrie's War,' Nina Bawden, who was shortlisted for the 1987 Booker Prize and the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010, dies in London at age 87
2012 A proposal for a statue to George Orwell is flatly turned down by the BBC, who said Orwell resigned from the organization, 'because for some time past I have been conscious that I was wasting my time and the public money on doing work that produces no results.'
2011 The Chairman of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil announces Muammar Gaddafi's regime has collapsed
2011 The Foreign Ministry of Iran calls for Musa al-Sadr to be released; they claim he has been held in Libya since 1978
2010 International pledges to help Pakistan recover from devastating floods currently totals $800 million
2010 A U.S. federal investigation results in 47 foreign-born gang members arrested in New England, half are arrested in the state of Maine
2009 Fearing that turkeys contracted swine flu from humans, two turkey farms in Valparaiso, Chile are quarantined
1995 FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
1994 DNA testing links O. J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman
1994 Wim Cook government forms in Netherlands
1993 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 25 performances
1993 Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
1992 Matthews and Warne spin Australia to a famous win vs. Sri Lanka
1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
1990 President Bush calls up military reserves
1989 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
1988 Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
1988 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
1988 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 Madonna's "Who's That Girl," single goes #1
1986 NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
1985 30th Walker Cup: U.S. wins 13-11
1985 Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed
1984 Evelyn Ashford of U.S. 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 Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan and Vice President Bush
1984 South African election for parliament boycvotted
1982 General 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
1980 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
1979 200 black leaders, meet in New York, to support Andrew Young
1978 Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua Nicaragua
1976 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1975 Assassination attempt on president Gerald Ford
1975 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
1973 Chilean parliament accuses President Allende violating laws
1972 International Olympic Committee exspells Rhodesia
1971 Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, President Torres driven out
1971 Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
1969 Beatles record a video for "Long and Winding Road"
1969 Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America
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
1966 Beatles arrive in New York City
1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
1964 Guinee, Liberia and Ivory Coast form joint market
1964 Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go," reaches #1
1963 NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
1962 Failed assassination on president De Gaulle
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
1961 Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open
1960 Gil Hodges set NL righty home run record with #352
1959 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive home runs
1958 Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return
1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1957 Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1956 Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)
1956 President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon renominated by Republican convention in San Francisco
1954 WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, Florida (NBC) begins broadcasting
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
1951 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
1950 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
1950 Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in national tennis competition
1950 Rotterdam harbor strike end
1947 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840)
1946 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
1946 Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
1945 Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Australia Services at Old Trafford
1945 England defeat Australia Services by 6 wkts in 5th Victory Test Cricket
1945 Noel Coward's revue "Sigh no More," premieres in London
1945 Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
1944 Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 Soviet troops free Karkov
1942 Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy
1941 Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
1939 Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
1939 Premier De Geer recalls Dutch vacationers in Black Forest
1934 Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
1934 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 home runs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
1933 Bill Veeck, urges midsummer inter-league games and a split season
1933 International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
1932 BBS begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
1930 Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test
1927 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
1926 Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
1926 Greek dictator General Pangulos driven out
1923 Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)
1921 J. Edgar Hoover becomes asst director of FBI
1917 Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
1914 Battle at Charleroi: General von Bulows troops beat French
1914 1st encounter between British and German troops (in Belgium)
1914 Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny and 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 and von Hindenburg move into E Prussia enroute to Russia
1913 Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
1912 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
1912 Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)
1911 Mona Lisa stolen from Louvre (Recovered in 1913)
1911 Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris
1910 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
1907 Colin Buchanan, town planner
1907 Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
1906 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
1902 President Teddy Roosevelt became 1st U.S. chief executive to ride in a car
1901 Cadillac Co forms
1900 Gabriel Faures opera "Promethee," premieres in Beziers
1877 Nez Perce-indians flee into to Yellowstone National Park
1867 Fisk University forms, 1867
1864 Geneva Convention signed by 12 nations
1864 International Red Cross forms
1862 Battle of Catlett's Station VA
1862 Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely
1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia
1851 Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
1846 U.S. annexes New Mexico
1826 Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
1818 Grand duchy of Bathe forms
1791 Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman
1788 Sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves
1787 John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
1780 Resolution, without Captain Cook, returns to England
1775 King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
1762 1st female (Ann Franklin) U.S. newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
1717 Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
1715 Handels "Watermusic" premieres on Thames
1707 Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
1707 Sweden and Prussia sign military treaty
1654 1st Jewish immigrant to U.S., Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam
1642 Civil War in England began between Royalists and Parliament
1632 Prince Frederik Hendrik occupies Maastricht
1614 Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase and plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
1603 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
1582 King James IV of Scotland captured
1572 Failed assassination on Admiral De Coligny
1559 Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic
1543 Emperor Charles V's army occupies Duren
1485 Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry VII's forces defeat Richard III
1454 Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
1138 English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard
565 St. Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness