The following events took place on August 22. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 58 events. Showing 21 - 40.
- 1848The United States annexes New Mexico.
- 1849The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
- 1851The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
- 1864Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention.
- 1875The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
- 1902Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
- 1902Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
- 1910Korea is annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II.
- 1922Michael Collins, Commander-in-chief of the Irish Free State Army, is shot dead during an Anti-Treaty ambush at Béal na Bláth, County Cork, during the Irish Civil War.
- 1932The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
- 1934Bill Woodfull of Australia becomes the only cricket captain to twice regain The Ashes.
- 1941World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
- 1942World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
- 1944World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
- 1944World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
- 1949Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
- 1950Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
- 1952The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
- 1961Ida Siekmann dies attempting to cross the Berlin Wall.
- 1962An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.
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