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

  • 1711
    Ships from British Admiral Hovenden Walker’s Quebec Expedition founders on rocks at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River.
  • 1770
    James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, Queensland and claims the east coast of Australia as New South Wales in the name of King George III.
  • 1831
    Nat Turner’s slave rebellion commences just after midnight in Southampton, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who are killed in retaliation for the uprising.
  • 1848
    The United States annexes New Mexico.
  • 1864
    12 nations sign the First Geneva Convention. The Red Cross is formed.
  • 1875
    The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
  • 1962
    An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.
  • 1962
    The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
  • 1989
    Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
  • 1992
    FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1647
    Denis Papin, French physicist and inventor (d. c. 1712)
  • 1845
    William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • 1908
    Erwin Thiesies, German rugby player and coach (d. 1993)
  • 1915
    Edward Szczepanik, Polish politician (d. 2005)
  • 1938
    Paul Maguire, American football commentator
  • 1941
    Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist
  • 1950
    Lewis Libby, American White House Chief of Staff for George W. Bush
  • 1967
    Ant, American comedian
  • 1975
    Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor
  • 1991
    Federico Macheda, Italian footballer

Who died on August 22?

  • 1155
    Emperor Konoe, of Japan (b. 1139)
  • 1358
    Isabella, Queen of England (b. c. 1295)
  • 1553
    John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English admiral and politician (b. 1504)
  • 1572
    Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (b. 1528)
  • 1652
    Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1583)
  • 1903
    Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1830)
  • 1909
    Henry Radcliffe Crocker, British dermatologist (b. 1846)
  • 1914
    Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure (b. 1859)
  • 1950
    Kirk Bryan, American geologist (b. 1888)
  • 1989
    Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)

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