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AUGUST 22

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Russia: Day of the Russian Federation State Flag
(Commemorates the adoption of the Russian state flag in 1991)
Russia Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Sydney Visa House
1861 Mary Elizabeth Wood (New York-born Librarian/Missionary in China) Mary Elizabeth Wood Chinese Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders and Theologians Libraries
1904 Deng Xiaoping (Chinese Communist Leader) Deng Xiaoping New York Times
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1485 Richard III, King of England (Killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, Ending the War of the Roses) Briitsh Political and Social Leaders Richard III
1975 Haile Selassie (Deposed Emperor of Ethiopia: Murdered) Haile Selassie
1978 Jomo Kenyatta (Founding Father of Kenya) Jomo Kenyatta
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1485 War of the Roses Ends with Death of King Richard III British History British Royalty War Death Thinkquest
1567 Spain Establishes "Council of Blood" to Quell Netherlands' Protestant Revolt The Netherlands Spain Catholic Encyclopedia
1642 The English Civil War Begins As King Charles Declares War on Parliament The English Civil War British Monarchy British National Army Museum
1770 Captain James Cook Claims Eastern Australia for England's King George III Captain James Cook Australian History Australian Government
1776 Spain Reorganizes Its American Territories, Designating New Mexico and the Northern Areas as the Internal Provinces Spain New Mexico New Mexico Magazine
1910 Japan Annexes Korea Japan Korea World History UCLA
1944 Romania Is Captured by Russia Romania Russia World War II History Channel
1956 Republican Party Nominates Eisenhower and Richard Nixon for a Second Term President Dwight Eisenhower President Richard Nixon 1956 Republican Presidential Convention CNN
1968 Thousands of Czechs Gather in Prague to Protest Soviet Invasion Czech Republic Soviet Union Cold War History Channel
Pope Paul VI Begins First Papal Visit to Latin America in Colombia Colombia Catholicism Hispanic Heritage CNN
1972 Rhodesia Is Refused Admittance to the Munich Olympic Games Zimbabwe 1972 Munich Oilympic Games BBC
3,000 Anti-war Demonstrators Disrupt the Republican National Convention in Miami Florida 1972 Republican Presidential Convention Vietnam War History Channel
1975 Deposed Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie Strangled in His Palace Basement Ethiopia Death U.S. State Department
2000 Russian Submarine Kursk Crew of 118 Pronounced Dead K-12 TLC Case Study of the Kursk Tragedy Naval History