On This Day: August 22nd
This is 234th day of the year and 131 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—21 Av 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 22nd day of the 7th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in open rebellion.
1904–1997, Chinese revolutionary and government leader, born in Sichuan prov., China.
John Lee Hookerblues musician
E. Annie Proulxwriter
Bill Parcellsfootball coach
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.