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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1530  Bartolomeo Spontone, composer was born on August - 22.  

1601  On August - 22 birth of georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667)  

1615  On this day in history birth of christopher Gibbons, composer  

1624  On this day in history birth of jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)  

1647  Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine) was born on August - 22.  

1679  Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758) was born on this day in history.  

1681  On August - 22 birth of pierre Danican Philidor, composer  

1753  On this day in history birth of christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0408  Flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

0634  Abd Allah Abu Bekr, Arabic merchant/1st kalief of Islam, dies on this day in history.  

1155  On this day in history death of konoe, Emperor of Japan (b. 1139)  

1188  Death of Ferdinand II, King of Leon (b. 1137) on August - 22.  

1241  Gregory IX, [Ugolino di Segni], Italian Pope, dies on August - 22.  

1280  Nicholas III, [Giovanni Gaetano Orsini], Italian Pope (1277-80), dies on August - 22.  

1286  Death of Erik V Klipping, king of Denmark, murdered on this day in history.  

1304  On this day in history death of john II, Count of Hainaut (b. 1247)  

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