On this day

In 2012, Ethnic clashes over grazing rights for cattle in Kenya’s Tana River District caused more than 52 deaths. Image: Pressenza

On This Day: What happened on 22 August?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 2012, Ethnic clashes over grazing rights for cattle in Kenya’s Tana River District caused more than 52 deaths. Image: Pressenza

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 22 August, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 22 AUGUST

1915 | Labour Party Colonel Creswell’s move to support the war won majority votes.

2012 | Ethnic clashes over grazing rights for cattle in Kenya’s Tana River District caused more than 52 deaths.

1996 | The African National Congress (ANC) made its first submission to the TRC.

2006 | Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashed near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, all 170 people were killed on board.

1992 | FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shot and killed Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.

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BIRTHDAYS

1936 | American journalist and producer, John Callaway, died in 2009.

1925 | English actress and republican, Honor Blackman.

1961 | English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Roland Orzabal.

1965 | South African-Australian surfer, Wendy Botha.

1976 | French decathlete, Laurent Hernu.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1940 | English physicist and academic, Oliver Lodge, 89.

1989 | American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party, Huey P. Newton, 47.

1979 | American novelist, short-story writer, and poet, James T. Farrell, 75.

1974 | Polish-English mathematician, biologist, and author, Jacob Bronowski, 66.

U R Ananthamurthy

2014 | Indian author, poet, and playwright, U. R. Ananthamurthy, 82.

SPORTS

2007 | The Baltimore Orioles were beaten 30-3 by Texas Rangers and become the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history.

1972 | Rhodesia withdrawN from Summer Olympic Games on this day.

ENTERTAINMENT

1977 | The Pretoria Show was opened for all races on this day. 

AFRICA FACT

The East African Rift Valley in Kenya was formed more than 25 million years ago by geological tension in the earth’s crust.