Historical Events In August - 22
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1834 Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brig General (Confederate Army) on this day in history.
1836 On August - 22 archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
1846 On this day in history uS annexes New Mexico
1846 On August - 22 b Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
1847 On this day in history alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer
1848 The United States annexes New Mexico on this day in history.
1849 On August - 22 the first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice.
1850 On this day in history nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48
1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia on August - 22.
1851 Yacht "America" wins first Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup) on August - 22.
1852 On this day in history alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
1854 Milan I, King of Serbia on August - 22.
1860 On this day in history paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award)
1862 On August - 22 the birth of Claude Debussy, French composer of 'Clair de lune'
1862 Battle of Catlett's Station VA on this day in history.
1862 Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune) on August - 22.
1862 On August - 22 henry Bohlen, German/US brig-general (Union), dies in battle at 51
1864 On this day in history geneva Convention signed, by 12 nations
1864 International Red Cross formed in Geneva, Switzerland on August - 22.
1864 On this day in history international Red Cross Founded
1864 On August - 22 geneva Convention signed by 12 nations
1865 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade) on this day in history.
1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies on this day in history.
1867 On August - 22 fisk University forms, 1867
1873 On August - 22 karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
1874 Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer on August - 22.
1874 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies on this day in history.
1875 On this day in history the Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
1877 Nez Perce-indians flee into to Yellowstone National Park on August - 22.
1879 Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1882 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21) on August - 22.
1886 William J. Kendall successfully swims through the Niagara Rapids wearing a cork life jacket on August - 22.
1886 On this day in history jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
1888 Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue) on this day in history.