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 This day in History - August 22
385 Historic Events for August 22
1984

Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec

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1984

Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced

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1984

Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

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1984

South African election for parliament boycvotted

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1985

Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed

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1985

30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11

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1985

Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies

Death
1986

NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics

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1986

Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)

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1987

Madonna's "Who's That Girl," single goes #1

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1988

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1988

NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)

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1988

Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)

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1989

1st complete ring around Neptune discovered

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1989

Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

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1990

Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45

Death
1990

Pres Bush calls up military reserves

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1991

Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 67

Death
1991

Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide

Death
1991

Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)

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1992

Matthews and Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka

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1993

"In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 perfs

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1993

Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic

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1993

Kasdi Merbah, PM of Algeria (1988-89), assassinated

Death
1993

Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint)

Death