Historical Events In August - 22
Monday, 20 March 2023
1834 Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brig General (Confederate Army) on August - 22.
1836 On August - 22 archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
1846 On this day in history uS annexes New Mexico
1846 On this day in history b Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
1847 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer on August - 22.
1848 The United States annexes New Mexico on this day in history.
1849 The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice on this day in history.
1850 On August - 22 nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48
1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia on this day in history.
1851 Yacht "America" wins first Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup) on August - 22.
1852 On August - 22 alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
1854 On August - 22 milan I, King of Serbia
1860 Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award) on this day in history.
1862 On this day in history the birth of Claude Debussy, French composer of 'Clair de lune'
1862 Battle of Catlett's Station VA on August - 22.
1862 On August - 22 claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)
1862 On this day in history henry Bohlen, German/US brig-general (Union), dies in battle at 51
1864 Geneva Convention signed, by 12 nations on this day in history.
1864 On this day in history international Red Cross formed in Geneva, Switzerland
1864 On August - 22 international Red Cross Founded
1864 On this day in history geneva Convention signed by 12 nations
1865 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade) on August - 22.
1866 On August - 22 george Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
1867 On this day in history fisk University forms, 1867
1873 On this day in history karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
1874 Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer on this day in history.
1874 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies on this day in history.
1875 The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands on August - 22.
1877 On August - 22 nez Perce-indians flee into to Yellowstone National Park
1879 On this day in history friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82
1882 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21) on August - 22.
1886 On August - 22 william J. Kendall successfully swims through the Niagara Rapids wearing a cork life jacket.
1886 Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67 on August - 22.
1888 Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue) on August - 22.
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