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Friday, August 22, 2014

August 22 - This Day in History

August 22: General Interest
1950: Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. tennis tour

On this day in 1950, officials of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) accept Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Redcoats land at Long Island
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/redcoats-land-at-long-island


Automotive
1962 : Citroen helps De Gaulle survive assassination attempt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/citroen-helps-de-gaulle-survive-assassination-attempt


Civil War
1862 : Lincoln replies to Horace Greeley
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-replies-to-horace-greeley


Cold War
1968 : Czechs protest against Soviet invasion
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/czechs-protest-against-soviet-invasion


Crime
1933 : The Barker clan kills an officer in their fruitless robbery
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-barker-clan-kills-an-officer-in-their-fruitless-robbery


Disaster
1992 : Hurricane Andrew pounds Bahamas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hurricane-andrew-pounds-bahamas


General Interest
1485 : Battle of Bosworth Field
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-bosworth-field

1851 : U.S. wins first America's Cup
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-wins-first-americas-cup

1864 : International Red Cross founded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/international-red-cross-founded

1922 : Michael Collins assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michael-collins-assassinated

1992 : Incident at Ruby Ridge
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/incident-at-ruby-ridge


Hollywood
1938 : Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers grace Life cover
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fred-astaire-and-ginger-rogers-grace-life-cover


Literary
1935 : Pulitzer Prize-winning author E. Annie Proulx is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pulitzer-prize-winning-author-e-annie-proulx-is-born


Music
1969 : Zager and Evans end a six-week run at #1 with their smash-hit "In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/zager-and-evans-end-a-six-week-run-at-1-with-their-smash-hit-quotin-the-year-2525-exordium--terminusquot


Old West
1898 : Hired killer Jim Miller joins Texas Rangers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hired-killer-jim-miller-joins-texas-rangers


Presidential
1848 : Ulysses S. Grant marries
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ulysses-s-grant-marries


Sports
1989 : Nolan Ryan registers 5,000th strikeout
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nolan-ryan-registers-5000th-strikeout


Vietnam War
1962 : Kennedy reports stalemate in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-reports-stalemate-in-vietnam

1967 : Graduated bombing policy condemned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/graduated-bombing-policy-condemned

1968 : VC repudiates Johnson's peace overture
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vc-repudiates-johnsons-peace-overture

1972 : Demonstrators disrupt Republican National Convention in Miami Beach
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/demonstrators-disrupt-republican-national-convention-in-miami-beach


World War I
1914 : Heavy casualties suffered in the Battles of the Frontiers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/heavy-casualties-suffered-in-the-battles-of-the-frontiers


World War II
1944 : Romania captured by the Soviet Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/romania-captured-by-the-soviet-union
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