About August 22

August 22, 2022 is the 234th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

You can browse the full year calendar in case you need it.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

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 153 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 22

  • 1654
    Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
  • 1770
    James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, Queensland and claims the east coast of Australia as New South Wales in the name of King George III.
  • 1780
    James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
  • 1798
    French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone’s United Irishmen’s Irish Rebellion.
  • 1831
    Nat Turner’s slave rebellion commences just after midnight in Southampton, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who are killed in retaliation for the uprising.
  • 1902
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    Bill Woodfull of Australia becomes the only cricket captain to twice regain The Ashes.
  • 1944
    World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
  • 1962
    An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.
  • 1963
    American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reaches an altitude of 106 km.
  • 1968
    Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
  • 1971
    J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
  • 1972
    Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
  • 1978
    The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
  • 1985
    Manchester Air Disaster sees 55 people killed when a fire breaks out on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.
  • 1989
    The first ring of Neptune is discovered.
  • 1992
    FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • 1996
    Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
  • 2004
    A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.

MyFirstName.Rocks What no one tells you about your first name’s personality. Are there magical powers in your given name? Check out Dalton’s personality today! (Sponsored links)



Share or Link to This Page: