What Happened On This Day In History?

Thursday, August 22th 2019

Today is the 234th day of 2019.  There are 131 days left in this year.

Notable Events

1775
England's King George III proclaimed the American colonies in a state of open rebellion.
1846
The United States annexed New Mexico.
1851
The schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup.
1902
President Theodore Roosevelt became the first U.S. chief executive to ride in an automobile, in Hartford, Conn.
1902
President Theodore Roosevelt became the first United States chief executive to ride in an automobile.
1956
President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon were nominated for second terms by the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
1968
Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of the first papal visit to Latin America.
1986
Kerr-McGee Corp. agreed to pay the estate of the late Karen Silkwood $1.38 million, settling a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit.
1989
Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland, Calif. Gunman Tyrone Robinson was later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.
1996
President Clinton signed welfare legislation ending guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanding work from recipients.

Notable Births

1893
Author, poet, critic and wit Dorothy Parker was born in West Bend, N.J.
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