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TODAY in HISTORY: August 22


Following are some of the major events to have occurred on August 22

 

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1910 - Korea was annexed by Japan after five years as a protectorate.

 

1922 - Irish politician and Sinn Fein leader Michael Collins was killed in an ambush by Irish opponents. He was one of the signatories of the 1921 Anglo-Irish treaty.

 

1973 - Henry Kissinger was named U.S. Secretary of State.

 

1978 - President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya died in his 80s. His exact date of birth was never firmly established.

 

1998 - Demonstrators in Khartoum attack British embassy after Prime Minister Blair expresses support for U.S. military strikes in Sudan and Afghanistan.

 

2002 - A painting by Venetian master Titian, worth more than 5 million pounds ($7.6 million), was found in a plastic bag on a London street seven years after it was stolen from Longleat House, western England.

 

2006 - All 170 passengers and crew on board a Russian Tu-154 airliner were killed when it crashed in Ukraine.

 

2008 - Men's 4x100m relay team from Jamaica set new world record.

 

2010 - Thirty-three Chilean miners trapped underground for 17 days manage to send message to surface, making first contact with rescuers.

 

2010 - David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya sets new world record in men's 800m race.

 

2012 - Clashes over grazing land and water leave scores dead in Kenya.


 

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