AUGUST 22 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

0564 – Columba reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland on the 22nd August 564.

1770 – James Cook named and landed on Possession IslandQueensland on the 22nd August 1770, and claimed the east coast of Australia as New South Wales in the name of King George III.

1780 – James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returned to England on the 22nd August 1780, after he was killed in Hawaii during the voyage.

1849 – The 1st air raid in history was on the 22nd August 1849, when Austria launched pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.

1851 – The 1st America’s Cup was won by the yacht America on the 22nd August 1851.

1862 – Claude Debussy the French composer was born on the 22nd August 1862 (died 1918).

1864 – 12 nations sign the 1st Geneva Convention on the 22nd August 1864, when the Red Cross was formed.

1902 – Cadillac Motor Company was founded on the 22nd August 1902.

1902 – Theodore Roosevelt become the 1st President of the United States to ride in an automobile on the 22nd August 1902.

1904 – Deng Xiaoping the Chinese politician and diplomat was born on the 22nd August 1904 (died 1997).

1908 – Henri Cartier-Bresson the French photographer was born on the 22nd August 1908 (died 2004).

1917 – John Lee Hooker the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 22nd August 1917 (died 2001).

1932 – The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting on the 22nd August 1932. See the full Timeline of the BBC.

1934 – Bill Woodfull of Australia became the only cricket captain to twice regain The Ashes on the 22nd August 1934.

1936 – Chuck Brown the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer was born on the 22nd August 1936 (died 2012).

1943 – Masatoshi Shima the Japanese computer scientist and co-designer of the Intel 4004 was born on the 22nd August 1943.

1947 – Donna Jean Godchaux the American singer from Grateful Dead was born on the 22nd August 1947.

1947 ~ Cindy Williams the American actress, producer, television and director was born Cynthia Williams in Van Nuys, California on the 22nd August 1947. Cindy Williams is best known for her role as Shirley Feeney on the Laverne & Shirley sitcom. YouTube video: Laverne & Shirley Season 1 Opening (1976)…

1950 – Althea Gibson became the 1st black competitor in international tennis on the 22nd August 1950.

1952 – The penal colony on Devil’s Island was permanently closed on the 22nd August 1952.

1961 – Ida Siekmann died on the 22nd August 1961, attempting to cross the Berlin Wall.

1963 – Tori Amos the American singer-songwriter and producer was born on the 22nd August 1963.

1967 – Layne Staley the American singer-songwriter from Alice in Chains was born on the 22nd August 1967.

1968 – Pope Paul VI arrived in BogotáColombia on the 22nd August 1968, becoming the 1st visit of a pope to Latin America.

1978James Corden the English actor, comedian, television comedy writer, producer and presenter was born on the 22nd August 1978.

1996 – Bill Clinton signed welfare reform into law on the 22nd August 1996, representing a major shift in US welfare policy.

2004 – The Scream (version) and Madonna paintings by Edvard Munch were stolen on the 22nd August 2004, at gunpoint from a museum in OsloNorway.

Today in History for August 22nd ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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