Today in History, English
Today in History, English

95222August 22Event1932 – The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
95223August 22Event1934 – Bill Woodfull of Australia becomes the only cricket captain to twice regain The Ashes.
95224August 22Event1941 – World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
95225August 22Event1942 – World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
95226August 22Event1944 – World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
95227August 22Event1944 – World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
95228August 22Event1949 – Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada's largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
95229August 22Event1950 – Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
95230August 22Event1952 – The penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed.
95231August 22Event1961 – Ida Siekmann dies attempting to cross the Berlin Wall.
95232August 22Event1962 – An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.
95233August 22Event1963 – American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reaches an altitude of 107.96 km (67.08 mi) (354,200 feet).
95234August 22Event1966 – Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
95235August 22Event1968 – Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
95236August 22Event1971 – J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
95237August 22Event1972 – Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
95238August 22Event1973 – The Congress of Chile votes in favour of a resolution condemning President Salvador Allende's government and demands him to resign or else be unseated through force and new elections be called. The first demand is executed eighteen days later in a
95239August 22Event1978 – The Sandinista National Liberation Front (FLSN) occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
95240August 22Event1984 – PC Brian Bishop a British police officer is shot in the head by an armed robber in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex. He dies from his injuries five days later.
95241August 22Event1985 – Manchester Air Disaster sees 55 people killed when a fire breaks out on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.
95242August 22Event1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
95243August 22Event1992 – FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
95244August 22Event1996 – Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy
95245August 22Event2003 – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
95246August 22Event2004 – Versions of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
95247August 22Event2006 – Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
95248August 22Event2007 – The Texas Rangers defeat the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history. The combined run total is also Major League record.
95249August 22Event2007 – The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day
95250August 22Event2012 – Ethnic clashes over grazing rights for cattle in Kenya's Tana River District result in more than 52 deaths.
95221August 22Event1922 – Michael Collins, Commander-in-chief of the Irish Free State Army, is shot dead during an Anti-Treaty ambush at Béal na Bláth, County Cork, during the Irish Civil War.

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