This Day in History – August 22

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August 22

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” – Mark Twain. On this note, let’s explore the intriguing and unique events which happened on this day in history on August 21.

What Happened in India on August 22? 

1818: Death of Warren Hastings 
On this day in 1818, India’s first governor-general Warren Hastings, an English statesman, the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal took his last breath. 

1848: Mexican-American War
Mexican-American War, to negotiate the disputed Texas border, USA claims against Mexico and purchased New Mexico and California for up to $30 Million. 

Credits: That Was History

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

Credits: Vision IAS

1921: Gandhi Burnt the Holi of Foreign Clothes
Mahatma Gandhi raised the slogan of Swadeshi by burning holi of foreign clothes on August 22nd and started a different kind of protest against the British. 

1979: Sanjiva Reddy Dissolves Lok Sabha
President Sanjiva Reddy described, “In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by sub-clause (b) of clause (2) of Article 85 of the Constitution, I hereby dissolve the Lok Sabha.” 

Credits: Al Jazeera English

2017: Triple Talaq Deemed Unconstitutional 
The Supreme Court of India struck down the practice of instant triple talaq in August 2017, following a petition filed against Shayara Bano, who was divorced through the instant triple talaq. 

What Happened Around the Globe on August 22?

Credits: British Pathe

1944: Adolf Hitler Ordered Paris to be Destroyed
On this day, Adolf Hitler sent an order to destroy Paris. Dietrich von Choltitz was a German general, also known as Saviour of Paris who disobeyed his order and instead surrendered it to free French forces when they entered the city on August 25th. 

1984: Re-nomination of President Reagan
Republic convention in Dallas renominates President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W Bush. 

Credits: Buzzfeed Unsolved Network

1994: Murder of Interest
On this day, a DNA test links O.J Simpson who is an NFL running back and convicted criminal to the killing of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.

2004: “The Scream” and “Madonna: Stolen
These two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. 

2018: Millionaire George Clooney 
According to Forbes, George Clooney made more money in a single year than any other Hollywood actor ($239 Million) due to the sale of the Alcohol Company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124 Million). 

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Credit: DNA India

2018: Millionaire George Clooney 
According to Forbes, George Clooney made more money in a single year than any other Hollywood actor ($239 Million) due to the sale of the Alcohol Company, followed by Dwayne Johnson ($124 Million). 

Famous Birthdays

Ty Burrell
Credit: ABC News

1967: Ty Burrell 
Tyler Gerald Burrell is an American actor and comedian. He is recognized for The Blue Demon, Burn This, and Show People. 

1971: Richard Armitage 
Richard Armitage is an English actor. He is known for his first leading role as John Thornton in the British Television program North & South. 

Chiranjeevi
Credit: India Today

1980: Chiranjeevi 
Chiranjeevi is an Indian actor and former Politician of Andhra Pradesh. He has starred in over 150 feature films. 

1985: Devoleena Bhattacharjee
Devoleena Bhattacharjee is an Indian Television actress and a trained Bharatnatyam dancer who cuts her cake on this day. 

August 22
Credits: last.fm

1995: Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa is a famous English pop singer who won two Grammy awards in 2019 for Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording celebrates her birthday on this day. 

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This was all about events that occurred on August 22. We hope that all of you found this blog to be insightful and informative. For more blogs like these and regular abroad education updates, stay tuned to Leverage Edu on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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