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

  • 851
    Battle of Jengland: Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements.
  • 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.
  • 1849
    The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    Bill Woodfull of Australia becomes the only cricket captain to twice regain The Ashes.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
  • 1942
    World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1944
    World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
  • 1962
    The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
  • 1963
    American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reaches an altitude of 106 km.
  • 1966
    Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
  • 1968
    Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
  • 1989
    Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
  • 2007
    The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.

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