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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva arrives in Bolivia with a strong tone-down message. //en.mercopress.com/2009/08/22/brazilian-president-arrives-in-bolivia-with-strong-tone-down-message (MercoPress)

Friday, August 22, 2008

The United States-led coalition kills 30 Taliban militants in fighting in western Afghanistan. //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jkKFU8CvHoLV5ont_58iLTVBWLVQD92N63202 (AP via Google News)
Pirates hijack German, Iranian, and Japanese cargo ships off the coast of Somalia, in seven such attacks since June 20.
An aircraft crashes in Guatemala, killing 10, including four Americans on a humanitarian mission.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hurricane Dean makes its final landfall near Tecolutla, Veracruz, Mexico, 100 miles north of the city of Veracruz, as a Category 2 storm. The Red Cross reports only one injury and no deaths from Dean's first landfall on the Yucatán Peninsula. //www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/08/22/hurricane.dean/index.html (CNN)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman refuses the Fields Medal. //abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2342232 (ABC News)

Monday, August 22, 2005

A crater.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Armed robbers steal Edvard Munch's "The Scream", "Madonna", and other paintings from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.

Friday, August 22, 2003

A Brazilian Space Agency VLS-1 space rocket explodes on its launch-pad at Alcântara space base, killing at least 21 people. It is thought that one of the rocket's four motors caught fire the subsequent explosion destroyed the rocket, its cargo of two satellites, and the launch-pad, as well as the deaths of many of Brazil's space-specialists, causing an estimated US$ worth of damage. This ends Brazil's third attempt since 1997 at becoming a space power. //www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtmljsessionid=LD3YB2PO413JUCRBAEKSFFA?type=topNewsstoryID=3324417//news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3175131.stm
Natural disaster: Wildfire forces around 10,000 people from their homes in British Columbia. This is Western Canada's worst fire season in decades. //story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=storycid=585ncid=585e=2u=/nm/20030822/sc_nm/environment_fires_canada_dc
The Spitzer Space Telescope was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, during Delta II.
Two bomb blasts in Mumbai, India, kill 52.
A rocket explosion kills 21 at the Brazilian rocket complex in Alcântara, Brazil, due to the premature ignition of a solid rocket booster.

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Government of Canada: Jean Chrétien, the Prime Minister of Canada, announces he will step down in February 2004.
Extreme weather: In China, the Dongting Lake floods Yueyang, forcing the evacuation of 600,000 people the crest of the flooding from the Yangtze River is expected Sunday. Floods and landslides have killed nearly 1000 people in China, 200 in the Hunan province. There have been 376 deaths in India, 494 in Nepal, and 158 deaths in Bangladesh this monsoon season.

Wednesday, August 22, 1990

U.S. President Bush calls up U.S. military reservists for service in the Persian Gulf Crisis.

Thursday, August 22, 1985

British Airtours Flight 28M The 737's left engine caught fire while on its take off roll, 55 people are killed while trying to evacuate the aircraft.

Tuesday, August 22, 1972

John Wojtowicz, 27, and Sal Naturile, 18, hold several Chase Manhattan Bank employees hostage for 17 hours in Gravesend, Brooklyn, N.Y, an event later dramatized in the film "Dog Day Afternoon".

Thursday, August 22, 1968

John Gordon Mein, US Ambassador to Guatemala, is assassinated on the streets of Guatemala City. First US Ambassador assassinated in the line of duty.
August 30 ndash Police clash with anti-war protesters in Chicago, Illinois, outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which nominates Hubert Humphrey for U.S. President, and Edmund Muskie for Vice President.
Crown Prince Harald of Norway marries Sonja Haraldsen, the commoner he has dated for 9 years, in Oslo.

Thursday, August 22, 1963

American test pilot Joe Walker again achieves a sub-orbital spaceflight according to international standards, this time by piloting the X-15 to an altutude of 67.0 miles (107.8 kilometers).

Wednesday, August 22, 1962

A failed assassination attempt is made against French President Charles De Gaulle.

Monday, August 22, 1955

Eleven schoolchildren are killed when their school bus is hit by a freight train in Spring City, Tennessee.

Tuesday, August 22, 1950

The Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary is founded in Tagbilaran City, Philippines.

Monday, August 22, 1949

The Queen Charlotte earthquake is Canada's largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake.

Tuesday, August 22, 1944

WWII: Tsushima Maru, a Japanese unmarked passenger/cargo ship, is sunk by torpedoes launched by the submarineUSS Bowfin off Akuseki-jima, killing 1,484 civilians including 767 schoolchildren.

Saturday, August 22, 1942

WWII: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.

Friday, August 22, 1941

WWII ndash France: The German Occupation Authority announces that anyone found either working for or aiding the Free French will be sentenced to death.

Monday, August 22, 1938

Civil Aeronautics Authority (independent agency).

Wednesday, August 22, 1928

Alfred E. Smith accepts the Democratic presidential nomination, with "WGY/W2XB" simulcasting the event on radio and television.

Monday, August 22, 1927

In Hyde Park, London, 200 people demonstrate against the death sentencing of Italian immigrant anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti.

Sunday, August 22, 1926

Tuesday, August 22, 1922

Morocco revolts against the Spanish.
The Turkish large-scale attack opened against Greek forces in Afyon.
General Michael Collins is assassinated in West Cork.

Tuesday, August 22, 1911

The theft of the "Mona Lisa" is discovered in the Louvre.

Monday, August 22, 1910

Wednesday, August 22, 1906

The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.

Friday, August 22, 1902

Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first American President to ride in an automobile when he rides in a Columbia Electric Victoria through Hartford, Connecticut.

Friday, August 22, 1884

Sino–French War (for control of Tonkin) breaks out (continues to April 1885).

Thursday, August 22, 1872

The Overland Telegraph is completed in Australia, providing a telegraphic link between Australia and the rest of the world for the first time.

Saturday, August 22, 1868

The Yangzhou riot in China targets a station of the China Inland Mission, and nearly leads to war between Britain and China.
September ndash Glorious Revolution: Queen Isabella II of Spain is effectively deposed and sent into exile she formally abdicates on June 25, 1870.

Monday, August 22, 1864

Wednesday, August 22, 1860

Assisted by the British navy, the troops of Giuseppe Garibaldi cross from Sicily to the Italian mainland.

Friday, August 22, 1851

The yacht "America" wins the first America's Cup race.

Saturday, August 22, 1846

The Second Federal Republic of Mexico is established.
September ndash The Second Carlist War, or the War of the Matiners or Madrugadores begins in Spain.

Thursday, August 22, 1822

The English ship "Orion" lands at Yerba Buena, now named San Francisco, under the command of William A. Richardson.

Friday, August 22, 1817

The town of Araraquara, Brazil is founded.

Wednesday, August 22, 1798

French troops land at Kilcummin in County Mayo to assist the Irish rebellion.
September ndash Charles Brockden Brown publishes the first significant American novel, the Gothic fiction "Wieland: or, The Transformation an American Tale".

Saturday, August 22, 1795

Monday, August 22, 1791

A slave rebellion breaks out in the French colony of Saint-Domingue.

Wednesday, August 22, 1770

James Cook claims the eastern coast of New Holland (Australia) for Great Britain.
The Louth Navigation canal in Lincolnshire, England opens.
Joseph Priestley, British chemist, recommends the use of a rubber to remove pencil marks.

Wednesday, August 22, 1696

Forces of Venice and Turkish troops clash near Molino.

Saturday, August 22, 1654

Twenty-three Jewish refugees from Brazil settle in New Amsterdam, forming the nucleus of what will be the second largest urban Jewish community in history, that of New York City.{{cite web|first=Ner|last=LeElef|title=World Jewish Population

Friday, August 22, 1642

King Charles I raises the royal battle standard over Nottingham Castle, so declaring war on his own Parliament.

Monday, August 22, 1639

The British East India Company buys a strip of land from the King of the Vijayanagara Empire, Peda Venkata Raya, so founding modern-day Chennai, capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Sunday, August 22, 1632

Eighty Years\\' War ndash A Dutch army led by Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, captures the city of Maastricht after a two-month siege.

Saturday, August 12, 1553 (Julianian calendar)

August ndash English explorer Richard Chancellor enters the White Sea and reaches Arkhangelsk, going on to the court of Ivan IV of Russia, opening up trade between England and Russia.
John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, a supporter of Lady Jane Grey, is executed.
September ndash Protestant bishops in England are arrested and Roman Catholic bishops are restored.

Friday, August 12, 1513 (Julianian calendar)

September ndash The dispute between Johann Reuchlin and Johannes Pfefferkorn, relative to the Talmud and other Jewish books, is referred to Pope Leo X.

Saturday, August 13, 1485 (Julianian calendar)

The Battle of Bosworth Field is fought between the armies of King Richard III of England and rival claimant to the throne of EnglandHenry Tudor, Earl of Richmond. Richard dies in battle and Henry Tudor becomes King Henry VII of England.

Wednesday, August 14, 1387 (Julianian calendar)

Olaf, King of Norway and Denmark and claimant to the throne of Sweden, dies. The vacant thrones come under the regency of his mother Margaret I of Denmark, who will soon become Queen in her own right.

Monday, August 15, 1138 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, August 18, 851 (Julianian calendar)

September ndash Treaty of Angers. Charles the Bald acknowledges Erispoë as king of Brittany. He lets him have the County of Nantes, the County of Rennes and the County of Retz which become part of the Breton nation. The King of Brittany takes the oath to the King of France (but not an "hommage lige" which would be an allegiance). To mark the sovereignty of the Breton state, the Dukes of Brittany are since then crowned as Duke, king in their lands.Annales Bertiniani
The Arab merchant Suleiman al-Tajir visits Tang DynastyChina, observing the manufacturing of Chinese porcelain at Guangzhou and writes of his admiration for its transparent quality. He also describes the mosque at Guangzhou, its granaries, its local government administration, some of its written records, and the treatment of travellers, along with the use of ceramics, rice-wine, and tea.
Battle of Jengland. Erispoe, king of Brittany and son of Nominoe, defeats the Franc king Charles the Bald in Jengland-Beslé near Grand-Fougeray in Brittany. This is considered as the birth of the Breton state.
Oldest known mention of the Andaman Islands.

Thursday, August 20, 565 (Julianian calendar)

The Uyghurs are conquered by the Göktürks.
Alboin succeeds his father Audoin as king of the Lombards.
Agathias begins to write a history beginning where Procopius finished his work.
Hou Zhu succeeds Wu Cheng Di as ruler of the Chinese Northern Qi Dynasty
St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.

Friday, August 21, 408 (Julianian calendar)

Stilicho is accused of treason against Honorius and is decapitated at Ravenna. His Hun bodyguard is killed, mass murders of Vandal soldiers followed.The End of Empire. Christopher Kelly, 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-33849-2
Attila, age 12, is sent as child hostage to the court at Rome and in return, the Romans sent Flavius Aetius to the Huns.
September ndash Alaric I, king of the Visigoths, crosses the Julian Alps with an army of 30,000 men and marches into the Roman heartland. He lays siege to Rome and Gothic auxiliaries desert to join Alaric's forces. After much bargaining, the Senate agrees to pay him a ransom of 5,000 pounds of gold, 30,000 pounds of silver, 4,000 silken tunics, and 3,000 hides dyed scarlet.
The Hexamilion wall is constructed. Fortifications are built across the Isthmus of Corinth guarding the only land route into the Peloponnese peninsula from Greece.
Alaric I exacts a tribute from Rome that includes 3,000 pounds of pepper. The spice is valued for alleged medicinal virtues and for disguising spoilage in meat that is past its prime.
The Huns under Uldin cross the lower Danube and attack the Eastern Roman Empire, setting fire to frontier forts and taking control of the Castra Martis (modern Bulgaria). The Romans negotiate for peace, but Uldin demands an exorbitant gold tribute in return for his withdrawal. This demand is rejected and Anthemius forced the Huns back across the Danube.
King Yazdegerd I of Persia maintains cordial relations with the Roman Empire. He becomes an executor of Arcadius' will and is entrusted with the care of the young Theodosius II until he comes of age.

Saturday, August 21, 392 (Julianian calendar)

Theodosius I becomes the last emperor who rules the whole Roman Empire. He issues an edict reinforcing the prohibition of prayers or sacrifices at non-Christian temples. He also bans items of spiritual significance that could be used in the home such as incense or spiritual figures.
Arbogast nominates Eugenius, Roman teacher of rhetoric, as the next emperor of the Western Roman Empire. He send ambassadors to Theodosius's court, asking for his recognition.
Source: Wikipedia