Today In History

August 22, 2017

Historical Events

476 – Odoacer proclaimed King of Italy by his troops, 1st barbarian King of Italy
1914 – -24] German troops plunder Belgium
1944 – Romanian Royal coup: King Michael orders forces to cease fire against Allies and dismisses pro-Axis premier, Marshal Ion Antonescu
1968 – Yanks and Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
1985 – Said Aouita of Morocco sets 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin
1987 – Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s

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Famous Birthdays

1836 – Marie Henriette of Austria, Queen of the Belgians (d. 1902)
1849 – William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
1908 – Hannah Frank, Scottish Artist and Sculptor
1922 – Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid)
1924 – Denis Sargan, econometrician
1970 – Brad Mehldau, American pianist

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Famous Deaths

1628 – George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36
1992 – Virginia Sale-Wren, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 92
1993 – Charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80
1993 – Edwina Lewis, actress (Boy Who Cried Bitch), dies of heart attack 42
2003 – Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and manager (b. 1946)
2003 – John Geoghan, American Catholic priest (b. 1935)

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