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This was 234th day of the year and 131 days remained in the year.

August 22 Birthdays

Deng Xiaoping
Pronunciation: [dung syowping]
1904–1997, Chinese revolutionary and government leader, born in Sichuan prov., China.

Claude Debussy
composer (1862)

Jacques Lipchitz
sculptor (1891)

Dorothy Parker
writer (1893)

Henri Cartier-Bresson
photojournalist (1908)

John Lee Hooker
blues musician (1917)

Ray Bradbury
writer (1920)

Norman Schwarzkopf
general (1934)

E. Annie Proulx
writer (1935)

Bill Parcells
football coach (1941)

Tori Amos
musician (1963)

August 22 in History


The English Civil War began between supporters of King Charles I (Royalists or Cavaliers) and those of Oliver Cromwell (Roundheads).


King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in open rebellion.


The United States annexed New Mexico.


The U.S. yacht America outraced the British Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup.


Theodore Roosevelt became the first United States president to ride in an automobile.


Korea was annexed by Japan after five years as a protectorate.


Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, Calif.


Alabama's chief justice, Roy Moore, was suspended for refusing to move a Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse.


A version of Edvard Munch's painting The Scream was stolen in Norway. Another version had been stolen in 1994.

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