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Notable Historical Events for August 22nd

1894Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal

1976Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

1962Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle

1973Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs

1960Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

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

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

1921J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

1971J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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August 22nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on August 22nd

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

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

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