Today in History, English
Today in History, English

95581August 22Death2014 – U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
95582August 22Death2014 – Emmanuel Kriaras, Greek lexicographer and philologist (b. 1906)
95583August 22Death2014 – Pete Ladygo, American football player and coach (b. 1928)
95584August 22Death2014 – Noella Leduc, American baseball player (b. 1933)
95585August 22Death2014 – John Sperling, American businessman, founded the University of Phoenix (b. 1921)
95586August 22Death2014 – John S. Waugh, American chemist and academic (b. 1929)
95587August 22Death2015 – Mariem Hassan, Saharan singer-songwriter (b. 1958)
95588August 22Death2015 – Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer and journalist (b. 1922)
95589August 22Death2015 – Jörg Schneider, Swiss actor and author (b. 1935)
95590August 22Death2015 – Ieng Thirith, Cambodian academic and politician (b. 1932)
95591August 22Death2015 – Eric Thompson, English race car driver and book dealer (b. 1919)
95592August 22Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Immaculate Heart of MaryQueenship of MarySymphorian and TimotheusAugust 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
95593August 22Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which National Heroes' Day (Philippines) can fall, while August 28 is the latest celebrated on the fourth Monday in August.
95594August 22Holiday and observanceFlag Day (Russia)
95595August 22Holiday and observanceMadras Day (Chennai, India)
95596August 22Holiday and observanceNational Eat a Peach Day (United States)
95597August 22Holiday and observanceNational Pecan Torte Day (United States)
95598August 22Holiday and observanceSouthern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day (Southern Hemisphere)
95599August 23Event30 BC – After the successful invasion of Egypt, Octavian executes Marcus Antonius Antyllus, eldest son of Mark Antony, and Caesarion, the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and only child of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.
95600August 23Event20 BC – Ludi Volcanalici are held within the temple precinct of Vulcan, and used by Augustus to mark the treaty with Parthia and the return of the legionary standards that had been lost at the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC.
95601August 23Event79 – Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
95602August 23Event406 – Gothic king Radagaisus is executed after he is defeated by Roman general Stilicho and 12,000 "barbarians" are incorporated into the Roman army or sold as slaves.
95603August 23Event476 – Odoacer, chieftain of the Germanic tribes (Herulic - Scirian foederati), is proclaimed rex Italiae ("King of Italy") by his troops.
95604August 23Event634 – Abu Bakr dies at Medina and is succeeded by Umar I who becomes the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate.
95605August 23Event1244 – Siege of Jerusalem: The city's citadel, the Tower of David, surrenders to Khwarezmian Empire.
95606August 23Event1268 – Battle of Tagliacozzo: The army of Charles of Anjou defeats the Ghibellines supporters of Conradin of Hohenstaufen marking the fall of the Hohenstaufen family from the Imperial and Sicilian thrones, and leading to the new chapter of Angevin dominat
95607August 23Event1305 – Sir William Wallace is executed for high treason at Smithfield in London.
95608August 23Event1328 – Battle of Cassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers.
95609August 23Event1382 – Siege of Moscow: The Golden Horde led by khan Tokhtamysh lays siege to the capital of the Grand Duchy of Moscow.
95610August 23Event1514 – The Battle of Chaldiran ends with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty.

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