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

  • 565
    St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.
  • 1138
    Battle of the Standard between Scotland and England.
  • 1485
    The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.
  • 1559
    Bartolomé Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.
  • 1642
    Charles I calls the English Parliament traitors. The English Civil War begins.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements.
  • 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.
  • 1848
    The United States annexes New Mexico.
  • 1851
    The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
  • 1902
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 1932
    The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
  • 1944
    World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
  • 1944
    World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
  • 1950
    Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
  • 1961
    Ida Siekmann died attempting to cross the Berlin Wall.
  • 1962
    An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.
  • 1971
    J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
  • 1992
    FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • 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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