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 This day in History - August 22
385 Historic Events for August 22
1945

Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup

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1945

No‰l Coward's revue "Sigh no More," premieres in London

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1945

England defeat Aust Services by 6 wkts in 5th Victory Test Cricket

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1945

Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford

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1946

Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it

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1946

Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)

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1946

Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host

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1947

14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840)

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1947

Bud Cramer, (Rep-D-Alabama)

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1947

Cindy Williams, Van Nuys Calif, actress (Shirley- Laverne and Shirley)

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1947

Donna Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead)

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1948

Rob Buckman, British broadcaster/actor (Pink Medicine Show)

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1949

Diana Nyad, swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979)

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1950

Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in natl tennis competition

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1950

Rotterdam harbor strike end

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1950

Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)

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1950

Teresa Davis, rocker

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1951

Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052

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1953

France closes jail on Devil Island

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1953

Shah of Persia returns to Teheran

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1953

John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union

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1954

WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1954

Frank Marino, rocker

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1954

John Colwell, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser)

Birth
1956

Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)

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