About August 22

August 22, 2021 is the 234th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Leo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 163 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 22

  • 392
    Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
  • 1485
    The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.
  • 1717
    Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
  • 1780
    James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
  • 1827
    José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
  • 1848
    The United States annexes New Mexico.
  • 1864
    12 nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The Red Cross is formed.
  • 1910
    Korea is annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II.
  • 1922
    Michael Collins, Commander-in-Chief of the Irish Free State Army is shot dead during an Anti-Treaty ambush at Béal na mBláth, County Cork, during the Irish Civil War.
  • 1932
    The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
  • 1942
    World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1944
    World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
  • 1944
    World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
  • 1949
    Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
  • 1961
    Ida Siekmann died attempting to cross the Berlin Wall.
  • 1962
    The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
  • 1978
    The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
  • 1989
    The first ring of Neptune is discovered.
  • 2004
    A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
  • 2007
    The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day

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