On This Day: August 22nd

This is 235th day of the year and 131 days remain in the year.

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 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.
August 22 Birthdays
Deng XiaopingPronunciation: [dung syowping]
1904–1997, Chinese revolutionary and government leader, born in Sichuan prov., China.
Claude Debussycomposer
Dorothy Parkerwriter
Norman Schwarzkopfgeneral
Jacques Lipchitzsculptor
Henri Cartier-Bressonphotojournalist
John Lee Hookerblues musician
E. Annie Proulxwriter
Tori Amosmusician
Bill Parcellsfootball coach
Ray Bradburywriter

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