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On this day in History – Aug 22 Agosto 22, 2005

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0408 – Stilicho, dies (b. 0359). Roman general.
1188 – King Ferdinand II of Leon dies.
1241 – Pope Gregory IX dies.
1280 – Pope Nicholas III dies.
1286 – Erik V Klipping dies murdered (b. 1249). King of Denmark
1350 – King Philip VI of France dies (b. 1293)
1415 – Tropas portuguesas comandadas pelo rei D. João I de Portugal conquistam Ceuta
1484 – D. João II, Príncipe Perfeito, apunhala o duque de Viseu, seu primo, acusado de liderar uma conspiração contra o monarca.
1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field decisively ends the Wars of the Roses
1485 – Richard III of England dies in battle (b. 1452)
1553 – John Dudley dies beheaded (b. 1501). English admiral and politician.
1571 – Morte de D. João de Lencastre, 1º. Duque de Aveiro (n. 1501).
1559 – Bartholome de Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy
1599 – Luca Marenzio dies. Italian composer
1624 – Jean Renaud de Segrais was born (d. 1701). French writer
1642 – Charles I calls the English Parliament traitors. Beginning of the English Civil War
1647 – Denis Papin was born. French physicist, mathematician, and inventor
1654 – Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first Jewish immigrant to what is later the United States
1679 – Pierre Guérin de Tencin was born (1758). French cardinal.
1700 – Carlos Sigüenza y Gongóra dies (b. 14 Ago 1645). Mexican novelist and writer.
1701 – John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath dies (b. 1628). English royalist statesman.
1711 – Louis François, duc de Boufflers dies (b. 1644). French marshall.
1717 – Spanish troops land on Sardinia
1752 – William Whiston dies (b. 1667). English mathematician
1760 – Pope Leo XII was born (d. 1829)
1764 – Charles Percier was born (d. 1838). French architect.
1770 – James Cook‘s expedition lands on the east coast of Australia
1771 – Henry Maudslay was born (d. 1831). English inventor and tool-maker.
1775 – King George III declares the American colonies to be in open rebellion
1778 – James Kirke Paulding, is born in Dutchess County, New York. American dramatist and novelist.
1780 – James Cook’s ship Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage)
1791 – Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution
1798 – French troops land in Ireland to aid Irish Rebellion
1800 – William S. Harney was born (d. 1889). U.S. general.
1802 – Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard was born (d. 1886). American land speculator.
1806 – Jean-Honoré Fragonard dies (b. 1732). French artist
1818 – Warren Hastings dies (b. 1742). British Governor-General of India
1821 – nace Felipe Mariano Paz Soldán, gran historiador y geógrafo.
1827 – Joseph Strauss was born in Vienna (21 Jul 1870). Austrian conductor and composer
1846 – The United States annexes New Mexico
1849 – O governador de Macau, Ferreira do Amaral é assassinado, perto das Portas do Cerco, por sete chineses de uma organização secreta Sociedade dos Rios e dos Lagos. Ver Elementos para uma interpretacao de Macau
1851 – Gold is discovered in Australia
1851 – The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
1854 – King Milan I of Serbia was born (d. 1901)
1860 – Paul Nipkow was born (b. 1940). German inventor and television pioneer
1862 – Claude Debussy was born (d. 1918). French composer.
1864 – Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The Red Cross is formed.
1866 – José María Cabral assume (pela 2º vez) a presidência da República Dominicana
1867 – Maximilian Bircher-Benner was born (d. 1939). Swiss physician and nutritionist.
1874 – Max Scheler was born (d. 1928). German philosopher.
1875 – The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
1877 – William Richard Morris dies (b. 10 Oct 1877). 1st Viscount Nuffield who was the founder of the Morris Motor Company and a philanthropist.
1880 – George Herriman was born (d. 1944). American cartoonist.
1891 – Jan Neruda dies (b. 1834). Czech author.
1893 – Dorothy Parker was born (d. 1967). American satirical author and poet.
1900 – Sergei Ozhegov was born (d. 1964). Russian lexicographer.
1901 – Cadillac Motor Company founded
1902 – Theodore Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile
1902 – Leni Riefenstahl was born (d. 2003). German film director.
1903 – Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury dies (b. 1830). Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1904 – Kate Chopin dies (b. 1851). American author.
1904 – Deng Xiaoping was born (d. 1997). Leader of the People’s Republic of China.
1908 – Henri Cartier-Bresson was born (d. 2004). French photographer
1910 – Japan annexes Korea.
1911 – Theft of the Mona Lisa is discovered
1914 – In Belgium, British and German troops meet for the first time in World War I
1915 – Hugh Paddick was born (d. 2000). British actor.
1917 – John Lee Hooker was born (d. 2001). American guitarist and singer
1920 – Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois. American writer (Playwright, poet, and SciFi writer).
1920 – Doctor Denton Cooley was born. American heart surgeon
1922 – Michael Collins, Commander-in-Chief of the Irish Free State Army is shot dead during and Anti-Treaty ambush at Beal na Blath, County Cork during the Irish Civil War.
1922 – Michael Collins dies (ambushed). Irish revolutionary.
1924 – James Kirkwood Jr. was born (d. 1989). Novelist.
1926 – Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
1926 – Charles W. Eliot dies (b. 1834). President of Harvard University.
1927 – Honor Blackman was born. English actress
1928 – Karlheinz Stockhausen was born. German composer
1931 – Ruy Guerra was born in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique. Film director.
1933 – Sylva Koscina was born Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia (now Zagreb, Croatia) (d. 26 Dec 1994). Actress.
1934 – Norman Schwarzkopf was born. U.S. general
1935 – E. Annie Proulx was born. American author
1938 – Paul Maguire was born. American football player
1938 – Dale Hawkins was born. Musician ( “Susie-Q”).
1939 – George Reinholt was born. American actor
1939 – Carl Yastrzemski was born. Baseball player
1939 – Nascimento de Cândido Lima. Compositor português.
1940 – Valerie Harper was born. American actress
1941 – Bill Parcells was born. American football coach
1941 – German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad
1942 – Brazil declares war on the Axis powers (Germany, Italy and Japan)
1942 – Kathy Lennon was born. American singer.
1942 – Michel Fokine dies. Russian ballet dancer, choreographer.
1944 – Last transport of French Jews to concentration camps in Germany
1944 – 32 Spaniards & 4 Frenchmen tackle a German column (1,300 men in 60 lorries, with 6 tanks & 2 self propelled guns), at La Madeiline, France. Three Maquis wounded, 110 Germans killed, 200 wounded.
1947 – Cindy Williams was born. American actress
1949 – Se funda la U.D. Las Palmas.
1950 – Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis
1953 – The jail on Devil’s Island is closed
1953 – Jim Tabor dies (b. 1916). Baseball player.
1955 – Will Shetterly was born. Writer
1956 – Paul Molitor was born. Baseball player
1956 – Paolo Rossi was born in Prato. Legendary Italian football player. Top scorer in World Cup 1982.
1957 – Steve Davis was born. English snooker player
1958 – Colm Feore was born. American-born Canadian actor
1958 – Vernon Reid was born. American musician (Living Colour)
1958 – Roger Martin du Gard dies. French novelist. 1937 Nobel Prize in Literature.
1960 – Debbi Peterson was born. Drummer (The Bangles)
1961 – Roland Orzabal was born. Singer and guitarist (Tears for Fears)
1961 – Andrés Calamaro was born in Buenos Aires. Argentinian musician.
1962 – An attempt to assassinate French president Charles De Gaulle fails
1962 – The Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered ship, completes its maiden voyage
1963 – Tori Amos was born. American singer, songwriter, and pianist
1964 – Mats Wilander was born. Swedish tennis player
1967 – Layne Staley was born. American musician (Alice in Chains)
1968 – Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America
1972 – Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
1972 – Morre Alfredo da Silva (n. 30 Jun 1871). Industrial português (CUF)
1973 – Howie Dorough was born. American singer (Backstreet Boys)
1975 – Rodrigo Santoro was born. Brazilian actor.
1976 – Juscelino Kubitschek dies (b. 1902). Brazilian politician.
1977 – Sebastian Cabot dies (b. 1918). English-born actor.
1977 – Keren Cytter was born. Artist, writer
1978 – Jean-Francois “Jeff” Stinco was born. Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
1978 – Jomo Kenyatta dies. First Prime Minister of Kenya
1978 – «La Chanchera»: El Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional toma el Palacio Nacional en Managua.
1981 – Morte do cineasta brasileiro Glauber Rocha
1981 – Mukoda Kuniko dies (b. 1929). Japanese author.
1982 – Morre o realizador português Arthur Duarte (n. 17 Out 1895). [ Realizou Costa do Castelo, O (1943) A Menina da Rádio (1944) Grande Elias, O (1950) Noivo das Caldas, O (1956) , entre muitos outros filmes ].
1988 – The Australian koala, the first platinum coin, is issued
1989 – The first ring of Neptune is discovered
1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first major league baseball pitcher to record 5000 strikeouts.
1989 – Huey P. Newton dies (b. 1942). African-American activist.
1991 – Colleen Dewhurst dies (b. 1924). Canadian actress.
1992 – FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shot and killed Vicki Weaver during an 11 day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
2000 – Morre José Belarmino Soares (n. 1940). Maestro, foi director musical do Coro de S. Tarcísio
2000 – Morte de Abulfez Elchibey. Presidente do Azerbeijão (1992-1993)
2001 – the Trojan room coffee pot is switched off for the last time.
2003 – Arnold Gerschwiler dies (b. 1914). Swiss-born figure skating trainer
2003 – Morte de Imperio Argentina (Magdalena Nile del Río). Actriz argentina.
2004 – The Scream by Edvard Munch is stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
2004 – Francis Obikwelu obtém a medalha de prata nos Jogos Olímpicos de Atenas, na prova dos 100m em Atletismo, ganha por Justin Gatlin, dos Estados Unidos em 9.85 sec. Maurice Greene foi 3º.
2004 – Konstantin Aseev dies (b. 1960). Russian chess player.
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