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August 22 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 22. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 58 events. Showing 21 - 40.

  • 1848
    The United States annexes New Mexico.
  • 1849
    The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • 1851
    The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
  • 1864
    Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention.
  • 1875
    The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
  • 1902
    Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • 1902
    Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to ride in an automobile.
  • 1910
    Korea 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.
  • 1922
    Michael 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.
  • 1932
    The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
  • 1934
    Bill Woodfull of Australia becomes the only cricket captain to twice regain The Ashes.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops reach Leningrad, leading to the siege of Leningrad.
  • 1942
    World War II: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • 1944
    World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
  • 1944
    World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
  • 1949
    Queen Charlotte earthquake: Canada’s largest earthquake since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake
  • 1950
    Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
  • 1952
    The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
  • 1961
    Ida Siekmann dies attempting to cross the Berlin Wall.
  • 1962
    An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.

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