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Notable Historical Events for August 22nd

1962Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle

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

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

1957Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1921J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

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

1927Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers

1984Republican convention in Dallas renominates President Reagan & VP Bush

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

1960Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

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Notable Birthdays on August 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 22nd Weddings
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August 22nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on August 22nd

1922Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush

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

August 22nd Deaths
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