August 22, 2017
Today is 234th day of the year
132 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1862 - "Claude Debussy, French composer of 'Clair de lune'"
  • 1893 - "Dorothy Parker, American writer and humorist"
  • 1908 - "Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer"
  • 1920 - "Ray Bradbury, American author; 'The Martian Chronicles'"
  • 1929 - "Honor Blackman, Actress"
  • 1960 - "Steve Davis, Snooker player"
  • 1967 - "Mats Wilander, Tennis player"
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events today

  • 1642 - "King Charles I raised his standard at Nottingham, & the English Civil War began"
  • 1788 - "The British created the settlement of Sierra Leone, Africa, for freed slaves"
  • 1864 - "The International Red Cross was formed in Geneva, Switzerland"
  • 1900 - Foreign troops and civilians looted the city of Peking
  • 1911 - "The picture 'Mona Lisa' was stolen from the Louvre art gallery, Paris"
  • 1933 - The BBC televised its first ever boxing match
  • 1963 - NASA's X-15 aircraft reached a record breaking height of 67 miles
  • 1985 - A British Airtours 737 caught fire on the runway at Manchester airport
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