August 22 in Pop Culture History

August 22 in History

August 22nd is…
National Bao Day
National Be an Angel Day
Never Bean Better Day
Eat A Peach Day
Pecan Torte Day
National Surgical Oncologist Day
Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
National Tooth Fairy Day

565 – Columba, an Irish missionary, reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.

1791 – Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue began. It ended with the founding of the Republic of Haiti in 1804.

1831 – Nat Turner’s slave rebellion began just after midnight in Southampton County, Virginia, leading to the deaths of more than 50 whites and several hundred African Americans who were killed in retaliation for the uprising.

1851 – First America’s Cup was won by the yacht ‘America.’

1865 – The first patent for making liquid soap was granted to William Sheppard.

1902 – Cadillac Motor Company was founded.

1952 – The French penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.

1963 – American Joe Walker reached an altitude of 66 miles in an X-15 test plane.

#1 Hit August 22, 1964 – September 4, 1964: The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go

#1 Hit August 22, 1970 – August 28, 1970: Bread – Make It with You

#1 Hit August 22, 1987 – August 28, 1987: Madonna – Who’s That Girl

1989 – Nolan Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.

2003 – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

2004 The Edvard Munch Museum’s versions of ‘Madonna’ and ‘The Scream’ were stolen by masked men wielding firearms. The thieves forced the museum guards to lie down on the floor while they snapped the cable securing the paintings to the wall and escaped in a black Audi A6 station wagon, which police later found abandoned. Both paintings were recovered by the Oslo Police on August 31, 2006.

2007 – The Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.

#1 Hit August 22, 2015 – September 18, 2015: The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

#1 Hit August 22, 2020  – September 4, 2019: WAP – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion


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