Historical Events In August - 22
Monday, 19 April 2021
1834 On August - 22 nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1836 Archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76) on this day in history.
1846 US annexes New Mexico on August - 22.
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 On August - 22 the first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice.
1850 Nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48 on this day in history.
1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia on August - 22.
1851 Yacht "America" wins first Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup) on this day in history.
1852 On this day in history alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
1854 On this day in history 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 this day in history claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)
1862 On August - 22 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 International Red Cross formed in Geneva, Switzerland on August - 22.
1864 International Red Cross Founded on August - 22.
1864 Geneva Convention signed by 12 nations on August - 22.
1865 On August - 22 piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
1866 On this day in history george Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
1867 Fisk University forms, 1867 on August - 22.
1873 On August - 22 karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
1874 Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer on this day in history.
1874 On this day in history sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies
1875 The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 August - 22.