On This Day — August 22


August 22nd is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

On this day in history:

1485 – Lancastrian forces under Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, defeated Yorkist forces under Richard III of England at the Battle of Bosworth Field, decisively ending the Wars of the Roses

1910 – Japan annexed Korea with the signing of the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II.

1968 – Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.

2015 – A Hawker Hunter aircraft crashed at an airshow at Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom, killing eleven people.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Modern Family’s Ty Burrell turns 50

Hannibal’s Richard Armitage turns 46

Bridesmaids’ Kristen Wiig turns 44

Westworld’s Rodrigo Santoro turns 42

Late Night Host James Corden turns 39



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