ON THIS DAY: August 22, 2016

August 22nd is


Be an Angel Day *

Eat a Peach Day

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day



Brazil – Rio de Janiero:international Flags
Olympics clean-up/recovery holiday

Fiji – National Holiday:
Olympic Team Homecoming

India – state of Assam:
Tithi Sri Sri Madhav Deva

United States –
Seattle WA: Arts in Nature Festival


On This Day in HISTORY

1485 – Death of English King Richard III at Battle of Bosworth Field

1639 – British East India Company founds city of Madras India as trading center

1642 – King Charles I calls Parliament traitors, starts English Civil War

MORE! America’s Cup, Claude Debussy and Teddy Roosevelt, click

1762 – Anne Franklin becomes first U.S. female newspaper editor for Newport Mercury

1775 – King George III proclaims American colonies are in state of open rebellion

1791 – Haitian slave rebellion begins in Saint-Domingue

1846 – U.S. annexes New Mexico

1855 map showing alternate division of New Mexico territory

1849 – Austria launches world’s first “air raid” sending pilotless balloons against city of Venice

1851 – Schooner America outraces Aurora to win trophy now known as America’s Cup

1862 – Composer Claude Debussy is born
(Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, L’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conductor Charles Édouard Dutoit)

1864 – Twelve nations sign the first Geneva Convention

1865 – William Sheppard patents liquid soap

1902 – Teddy Roosevelt becomes first President to ride in an automobile in Hartford CT

1906 – Victor Talking Machine Company begins manufacture of  Victrolas, price $200

1910 – Japan formally annexes Korea

1932 – BBC ‘s first experimental television broadcast in England

1950 – Althea Gibson first black tennis player accepted at U.S. national competition

althea gibson August 22, 1950

1964 – Martha & The Vandellas release “Dancing in the Streets”

1972 – Due to its racial policies, Rhodesia is asked to withdraw from Munich Olympics

1986 – Kerr-McGee settles Karen Silkwood nuclear contamination lawsuit for $1.38 million

1990 – Angry smokers block a Moscow street protesting summer-long cigarette shortage

1993 – Jayne Howard Feldman establishes Be an Angel Day * to encourage kindness



  • Cat being examined at the vet
  • International flags
  • 1855 map showing alternate plan for dividing New Mexico territory
  • Althea Gibson on August 22, 1950, at Forest Hills NY (AP photo)


About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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