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What happened on August 22nd in History

  • August 22, 0392 Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.  
  • August 22, 0476 Odoacer is named Rex italiae by his troop.
  • August 22, 0565 St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness
  • August 22, 0565 “St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.”
  • August 22, 0851 “Erispoe’s army, King of Brittany, defeats Charles the Bald’s one, the Franc king, near the Breton town of Jengland. Beginning of the Breton state.”

  • August 22, 1138 Battle of the Standard between Scotland and England.
  • August 22, 1485 Richard III slain at Bosworth Field-last of Plantagenets
  • August 22, 1485 The Battle of Bosworth Field death of Richard III and end of the House of Plantagenet.
  • August 22, 1559 “Bartolom Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.”
  • August 22, 1639 “Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company after buying a sliver of land from local Nayak rulers.”
  • August 22, 1642 Charles I calls the English Parliament traitors. Beginning of the English Civil War.
  • August 22, 1654 Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
  • August 22, 1654 “Jacob Barsimson, said to be first Jewish immigrant to America, lands at New Amsterdam”
  • August 22, 1711 British Admiral Hovenden Walker’s assault on New France falters as 8 of his 15 warships are wrecked in gales and heavy fog in the St. Lawrence; nearly 900 men drown; 25 ships remaining in fleet return to England.
  • August 22, 1717 Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
  • August 22, 1762 “First female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury”
  • August 22, 1770 James Cook’s expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.
  • August 22, 1775 King George III declares the American colonies to be in open rebellion.
  • August 22, 1775 King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
  • August 22, 1780 James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
  • August 22, 1787 “John Fitch’s steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton”
  • August 22, 1791 Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue.
  • August 22, 1791 Haitian Revolution begins
  • August 22, 1798 French forces land in Ireland
  • August 22, 1798 “French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone’s United Irishmen’s Irish Rebellion.”
  • August 22, 1827 Jos de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
  • August 22, 1831 “Nat Turner’s slave rebellion revolt commences just after midnight in Southampton, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who were killed in retaliation for the uprising.”
  • August 22, 1846 US annexes New Mexico
  • August 22, 1848 The United States annexes New Mexico.
  • August 22, 1849 First air raid in history. Austria launched pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice.
  • August 22, 1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia
  • August 22, 1851 The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
  • August 22, 1851 “Yacht “”America”” wins first Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America’s Cup)”
  • August 22, 1864 “Geneva Convention signed, by 12 nations”
  • August 22, 1864 International Red Cross Founded
  • August 22, 1875 “The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.”
  • August 22, 1886 William J. Kendall successfully swims through the Niagara Rapids wearing a cork life jacket.
  • August 22, 1901 Cadillac Company founded
  • August 22, 1901 Cadillac Motor Company founded.
  • August 22, 1902 President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to ride in an automobile