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Today in History

August 22

Events:

565   The first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.

1485   The Wars of the Roses ends with the Battle of Bosworth Field

1815   Yacht America wins the first America's Cup.

1901   The auto company Cadillac is founded.

1902   Theodore Roosevelt is the first President of the US to ride in a car.

1989   Nolan Ryan gets his 5,000th strike out.

Famous Birthdays:

1862   Claude DeBussy (Composer)

1920   Ray Bradbury (Author)

1934   Norman Schwarzkopf (US General in Gulf War)

1939   Carl Yastrzemski (Baseball player)

1940   Valerie Harper (Actress)

1941   Bill Parcells (Football Coach)

1963   Tori Amos (Singer)

1964   Mats Wilander (Tennis Player)

Today in History Archive:

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