On This Day..... August 22

 

AUGUST 22ND

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BAO BUN DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PECAN TORTE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • DOROTHY PARKER (1893-1967)
  • LENI RIEFENSTAHL (1902-2003)
 
  • DENG XIAOPING (1904-1997)
  • RAY BRADBURY (1920-2012)
 
  • H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF (1934-2012)
  • CARL YASTRZEMSKI (1939, 79)
 
  • VALERIE HARPER (1939, 79)
  • BILL PARCELS (1941, 77)
 
  • CINDY WILLIAMS (1947, 71)
  • DIANA NYAD (1949, 69)
 
  • LEWIS “SCOOTER” LIBBY (1950, 68)
  • TORI AMOS (1963, 55)
 
  • TREY GOWDY (1964, 54)
  • TY BURRELL (1967, 51)
 
  • KRISTIN WIIG (1973, 45)
  • HOWIE DOROUGH (1973, 45)
 
  • JAMES CORDEN (1978, 40)
  • DUA LIPA (1995, 23)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1485, KING RICHARD II OF ENGLAND DIES IN BATTLE AT 32
  • IN 1775, KING GEORGE III DECLARES THE AMERICAN COLONIES TO BE IN “OPEN REBELLION”
  • IN 1848, THE U.S. ANNEXES NEW MEXICO
 
  • IN 1848, FUTURE PRESIDENT ULYSSES GRANT MARRIES JULIA DENT
  • IN 1849, THE AUSTRIAN ARMY LAUNCHES UNMANNED ARMED BALLOONS TOWARDS VENICE IN THE FIRST AIR RAID IN HISTORY
  • IN 1851, GOLD IS DISCOVERED IN AUSTRALIA
  • IN 1851, THE “AMERICA” WINS THE FIRST ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON CUP, LATER RENAMED THE AMERICA’S CUP
 
  • IN 1864, THE FIRST GENEVA CONVENTION IS ADOPTED TO ADDRESS THE PROCESS OF RECOVERING WOUNDED SOLDIERS IN THE FIELD
  • IN 1865, WILLIAM SHEPPARD PATENTS LIQUID SOAP
  • IN 1901, CADILLAC MOTOR COMPANY IS FOUNDED
 
  • IN 1902, THEODORE ROOSEVELT IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO RIDE IN A CAR
  • IN 1921, J. EDGAR HOOVER IS PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE FBI
  • IN 1922, MICHAEL COLLINS IS KILLED IN AN AMBUSH IN THE IRISH CIVIL WAR AT 31
 
  • IN 1932, THE BBC BEGINS EXPERIMENTING WITH REGULAR TV BROADCASTS
  • IN 1941, NAZI TROOPS REACH LENINGRAD
  • IN 1942, BRAZIL JOINS THE ALLIED FORCES AND DECLARES WAR ON THE AXIS
  • IN 1944, ADOLF HITLER GIVES THE ORDER TO DESTROY PARIS
  • IN 1944, 22 YEAR OLD JACK KEROUAC MARRIES HIS WIFE EDIE
 
  • IN 1945, HO CHI MINH LEADS A SUCCESSFUL COUP IN VIETNAM
  • IN 1956, ELVIS PRESLEY BEGINS FILMING “LOVE ME TENDER”
  • IN 1956, THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION RENOMINATES PRESIDENT EISENHOWER AND VICE PRESIDENT NIXON
  • IN 1962, AN ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE FRENCH PRESIDENT CHARLES DE GAULLE FAILS
  • IN 1964, THE SUPREMES HIT #1 WITH “WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO”
 
  • IN 1966, THE BEATLES ARRIVE IN NEW YORK
  • IN 1968, JOHN LENNON’S WIFE CYNTHIA SUES HIM FOR DIVORCE DUE TO ADULTERY
  • IN 1968, RINGO STARR SECRETLY QUITS THE BEATLES DUE TO CONSTANT BICKERING IN THE BAND WHILE RECORDING THE WHITE ALBUM. HE WOULD RETURN A MONTH LATER, BUT THE BAND RECORDED “BACK IN THE U.S.S.R.” IN THE MEANTIME WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY PLAYING THE DRUMS
 
  • IN 1970, BREAD HAS THE #1 SINGLE WITH “MAKE IT WITH YOU” AND CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVIAL WAS #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “COSMO’S FACTORY”
  • IN 1971, THE FBI ANNOUNCES THE ARREST OF 20 OF THE “CAMDEN 28”
  • IN 1973, HENRY KISSINGER BECOMES SECRETARY OF STATE
  • IN 1979, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL MYERS IS RECORDED ACCEPTING A $50,000 BRIBE FROM AN FBI AGENT POSING AS AN ARABIAN COMPANY LOOKING TO BUY INFLUENCE. THE “ARAB SCAM”, WHICH WOULD COME TO BE KNOWN AS “ABSCAM” EVENTUALLY SNARED SEVEN CONGRESSMEN AND SEVERAL OTHER STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS
 
  • IN 1984, VOLKSWAGON PRODUCES THE LAST RABBIT
  • IN 1984, THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION RENOMINATES PRESIDENT REAGAN AND VICE PRESIDENT BUSH
  • IN 1986, ROB REINER RELEASES “STAND BY ME” BASED ON THE STEPHEN KING NOVEL
  • IN 1987, MADONNA HITS #1 WITH “WHO’S THAT GIRL”
 
  • IN 1988, NBC PREMIERES “LATER WITH BOB COSTAS”
  • IN 1989, THE FIRST RING AROUND NEPTUNE IS DISCOVERED
  • IN 1992, AN FBI SNIPER SHOOTS AND KILLS VICKI WEAVER DURING THE 11 DAY SIEGE ON RUBY RIDGE, IDAHO
  • IN 1994, DNA TESTING LINKS O.J. SIMPSON TO THE MURDERS OF NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON AND RON GOLDMAN
 
  • IN 2003, ALABAMA CHIEF JUSTICE ROY MOORE IS SUSPENDED FOR REFUSING A FEDERAL ORDER TO REMOVE HIS TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT FROM THE LOBBY OF THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING
  • IN 2003, 101 YEAR OLD LENI RIEFENSTAHL MARRIES 59 YEAR OLD CINEMATOGRAPHER HORST KETTNER
  • IN 2004, “THE SCREAM” AND “MADONNA” ARE STOLEN AT GUNPOINT FROM THE EDVARD MUNCH MUSEUM IN OSLO, NORWAY
 
  • IN 2004, DURING THE ATHENS OLYMPICS, THE MARATHON IS RUN ON THE ORIGINAL ROUTE FRO MTHE 1896 GAMES
  • IN 2004, AL DVORIN, THE DJ WHO COINED THE PHRASE “ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING” DIES IN A CAR CRASH ON THE WAY HOME FROM AN ELVIS CONVENTION
  • IN 2007, THE TEXAS RANGERS DEFEAT THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES 30-3 AND SET THE RECORD FOR THE MOST RUNS EVER SCORES BY A TEAM IN A MODERN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAME
  • IN 2017, MISSOURI GOVERNOR ERIC GREITENS GRANTS A STAY OF EXECUTION TO MARCELLUS WILLIAMS DUE TO NEW DNA EVIDENCE
 

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