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Notable Historical Events for August 22nd

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

1960Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

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

1973Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs

1956Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)

1923Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

1962Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle

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

1976Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on August 22nd

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

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

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

1902Leni Riefenstahl, [Helene Bertha Amalie], Germany, film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland)

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 22nd

1922Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush

1978Jomo Kenyatta, 1st premier of Kenya (1963-78), dies at 83

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