11 things that happened this day in history - 22nd August

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11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 22nd August

1. 1485 - Richard III is killed at the Battle of Bosworth and Henry VII becomes the first king of the Tudor dynasty

2. 1642 - The English Civil War begins when Charles I called Parliament and its soldiers traitors

3. 1864 - The first Geneva Convention is adopted

4. 1902 - Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first United States President to ride in an automobile

5. 1932 - The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) began its first TV broadcast in England

6. 1962 - French President Charles de Gaulle narrowly escapes an assassination attempt

7. 1972 - Due to its racial policies, Rhodesia is asked to withdraw from the 20th Olympic Summer Games

8. 1979 - Led Zeppelin release their last album - In Through The Out Door

9. 1985 - 55 people are killed in a fire aboard a British Airtours charter jet on a runway in England

10. 1989 - Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton is shot to death in Oakland, California

11. 2011 – Libyan rebels storm the capital of Tripoli, signifying the end to the four-decade regime under rule of Muammar Gaddafi

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Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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