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Notable Historical Events for August 22nd

1945Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup

1987Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1

1944Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]

1927Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers

1990President Bush calls up military reserves

1770James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.

1994DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman

1921J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

1989Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on August 22nd

1964Mats Wilander, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French)

1939Carl Yastrzemski, Southampton New York, Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame)

1941Bill Parcells, Englewood New Jersey, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots)

1893Dorothy Parker, NJ, short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), (d. 1967)

1909Mel Hein, Redding California, NFL center (NY Giants)

1862Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), (d. 1918)

1908Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chanteloup, France, photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment' (d. 2004)

1904Deng Xiaoping, Chinese party leader (1976-1983)

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Notable Weddings on August 22nd

1925Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

2003Film director Leni Riefenstahl (101) weds cinematographer Horst Kettner (59)

1848Soldier and later US President Ulysses Grant (26) marries Julia Dent

1931FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

1944Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker

2009Actress and model Milla Jovovich (36) weds film director Paul W. S. Anderson (47) in Beverly Hills, California

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August 22nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on August 22nd

408Flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), executed at 48

1922Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush

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