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On This Day – Aug. 22

August 22 is the 234th day of the year. 131 days remain until the end of the year.

Births

  • 1760 – Pope Leo XII (d. 1829)
  • 1862 – Claude Debussy, French pianist and composer (d. 1918)
  • 1902 – Thomas Pelly, American lawyer and politician (d. 1973)
  • 1941 – Bill Parcells, American football player and coach
  • 1964 – Trey Gowdy, American lawyer and U.S. Representative
  • 1978 – James Corden, English actor, comedian, writer, and television presenter
  • 1985 – Jey Uso, Samoan-American wrestler
  • 1985 – Jimmy Uso, Samoan-American wrestler
  • 1990 – Randall Cobb, American football player

Deaths

  • 1241 – Pope Gregory IX (b. 1143)
  • 1280 – Pope Nicholas III (b. 1216)
  • 1358 – Isabella of France (b. 1295)
  • 1485 – Richard III of England (b. 1452)
  • 1953 – Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916)

Events

  • 1791 – Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue, Haiti.
  • 1851 – The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
  • 1902 – Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • 1941 – World War II: German troops begin the Siege of Leningrad.
  • 1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
  • 2004 – Versions of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
  • 2007 – The Texas Rangers defeat the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history.

Holidays

  • Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day
  • National Eat a Peach Day
  • World Plant Milk Day
  • Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
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