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Monday August 22, 2022

August 22: Day of the Week

August 22, 2022 was the 234th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1770
    James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, Queensland and claims the east coast of Australia as New South Wales in the name of King George III.
  • 1827
    José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
  • 1875
    The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
  • 1932
    The BBC first experiments with television broadcasting. (See also Timeline of the BBC.)
  • 1944
    World War II: Romania is captured by the Soviet Union.
  • 1952
    The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
  • 1962
    The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, completes its maiden voyage.
  • 1971
    J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
  • 1989
    Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
  • 2004
    A version of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.

Who were born on August 22?

  • 1860
    Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, German inventor (d. 1940)
  • 1880
    George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
  • 1939
    Carl Yastrzemski, American baseball player
  • 1940
    Bill McCartney, American football coach
  • 1948
    Eleonora Brown, Italian actress
  • 1956
    Paul Molitor, baseball player
  • 1961
    Andres Calamaro, Argentine musician
  • 1966
    GZA, American rapper
  • 1973
    Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1976
    Randy Wolf, American baseball player

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