Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 22

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This is a list of selected August 22 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
Feast day of the Queenship of Mary (Roman Catholic Church); citation style
Madras Day in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India unreferenced section
1791 – A slave rebellion erupted in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, starting the Haitian Revolution. refimprove section
1922Irish Civil War: Irish National Army commander-in-chief Michael Collins was assassinated in an ambush while en route through County Cork at the village of Béal na mBláth. refimprove section
1989Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers struck out the Oakland Athletics' Rickey Henderson, becoming the only pitcher in Major League Baseball to record 5,000 strikeouts. appears on May 1 (ironically, in the same blurb as Rickey Henderson)
1996 – President Bill Clinton signed welfare reform into law, representing a major shift in U.S. welfare policy. original research, expansion
2006Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashed near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board. refimprove sections
2007 – The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Trojan horse Storm Worm, sent out a record 57 million e-mails in one day. out of date



August 22


Isabella of France (d. 1358) · Claude Debussy (b. 1862) · Dorothy Parker (b. 1893)

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