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On August the 22nd
A Pulkovo Airlines passenger flight crashed in the Ukraine, resulting in the death of all 170 people onboard.
The fourth version of the painting, The Scream by Edvard Munch was stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
American activist, Huey P. Newton, died at the age of 46. He was the co-founder as well as inspirational leader of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence, most commonly known simply as The Black Panthers.
American musician, Tori Amos, was born in Newton, North Carolina.
An assassination attempt took place against French president Charles de Gaulle.
During the course of the Second World War Soviet troops invaded Romania.
During the course of the Second World War the siege of Leningrad began. The siege was lifted on January 27, 1944 after one of the bloodiest sieges in world history.
American general, Norman Schwarzkopf, was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He was the commander of the coalition forces in the Gulf War of 1991.
Gold was discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa for the first time. South Africa is one of the biggest producers of gold in the world.
Irish revolutionary, Michael Collins, died at the age of 31. He was one of the most important figures in the efforts to create a modern free Ireland. He was shot and killed in August 1922, during the Irish Civil War.
Chinese politician, Deng Xiaoping, was born in the village of Xixian in Paifang. He was the de facto leader of the People's Republic of China from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
The Cadillac Motor company was founded. It was named after the 17th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who founded the city of Detroit, Michigan in 1701.
French composer, Claude Debussy, was born in St. Germain-en-Laye. He is widely seen as one of the most important musical figures of the turn on the 20th century.
The first America's Cup yachting competition was won by the yacht America. It wasn't until 1983 when the Unites States lost the first place to the ship and crew, Australia II from Australia. The 1983 loss signalled the end of the longest winning streak by a country in a competitive sport.
British explorer, James Cook, became the first European to reach the coast of Australia.
The city of Madras, India, was founded by the British East India Company. The city was renamed Chennai in August, 1996.
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