What are the important events that happened on August 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 22: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 22 is the 235th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 9, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,530,400 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontapentagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 159 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,340 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 22 Historical Events

  • 851
    Battle of Jengland: Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
  • 1711
    Ships from British Admiral Hovenden Walker’s Quebec Expedition founders on rocks at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River.
  • 1851
    The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
  • 1944
    World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
  • 1962
    An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.
  • 1966
    Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
  • 1972
    Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
  • 1989
    The first ring of Neptune is discovered.
  • 2004
    A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
  • 2007
    The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1764
    Charles Percier, French architect (d. 1838)
  • 1895
    Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (d. 1966)
  • 1949
    Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer
  • 1950
    Lewis Libby, American White House Chief of Staff for George W. Bush
  • 1968
    Rich Lowry, American magazine editor
  • 1970
    Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-born American chef and television host
  • 1973
    Kristen Wiig, American comedian
  • 1976
    Randy Wolf, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Ed Petrie, British television presenter
  • 1984
    Lawrence Quaye, Ghanaian–Qatari footballer

Who died on August 22?

  • 1828
    Franz Joseph Gall, Austrian neuroscientist (b. 1758)
  • 1888
    Ágoston Trefort, Hungarian politician (b. 1817)
  • 1914
    Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure (b. 1859)
  • 1918
    Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868)
  • 1922
    Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary (b. 1890)
  • 1976
    Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)
  • 1976
    Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, President of Brazil (b. 1902)
  • 1978
    Jomo Kenyatta, first President of Kenya (b. c.1892)
  • 2003
    Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skating trainer (b. 1914)
  • 2003
    Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)

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