Today in History: Today is Sunday August 22, the 234th day of 2021.


By the associated press

The highlight of today’s story:

On August 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed welfare legislation ending guaranteed cash payments to the poor and requiring work from recipients.

To this date :

In 1485, King Richard III of England was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, thus ending the War of the Roses.

In 1846, General Stephen W. Kearny proclaimed all of New Mexico the territory of the United States.

In 1851, the schooner America edged out more than a dozen British ships off the coast of England to win a trophy known as the America’s Cup.

In 1910, Japan annexed Korea, which remained under Japanese control until the end of World War II.

In 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Belgium.

In 1922, Irish revolutionary Michael Collins was shot dead, apparently by members of the Irish Republican Army opposed to the Anglo-Irish treaty that Collins had co-signed.

In 1968, Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start of the first papal visit to South America.

In 1972, President Richard Nixon was appointed for a second term by the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach.

In 1989, Black Panthers co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot dead in Oakland, California. (Shooter Tyrone Robinson was later sentenced to 32 years in life.)

In 1992, on the second day of the siege of Ruby Ridge in Idaho, an FBI sniper killed Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver (the sniper later said he was aiming the couple’s friend Kevin Harris, and has not seen Vicki Weaver).

In 2003, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended for refusing to obey a federal court order to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of his courthouse.

In 2007, a Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Iraq, killing all 14 US soldiers. Hurricane Dean struck Mexico for the second time in as many days.

Ten years ago: Hurricane Irene cut a destructive path through the Caribbean, sweeping Puerto Rico with high winds and rain, then streaking just north of the Dominican Republic. Nick Ashford, half of legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, has died in New York City at the age of 70. Lyricist Jerry Leiber, who along with songwriter Mike Stoller wrote “Hound Dog”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “Yakety Yak” and other hits, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 78.

Five years ago: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, appearing on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” rebuffed accusations that she was physically unfit for the White House, saying the charges were part of a ” far-fetched strategy “from GOP rival Donald Trump and an” alternate reality “that did not focus on the types of issues most important to voters.

A year ago: The dueling protests in Portland, Oregon, by protesters on the right and on the left turned violent; federal authorities forced protesters to move away from a plaza near a federal building. Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who was in a coma after suspected poisoning, was transported from Siberia to Germany, where he would be treated in a hospital. (After five months recovering in Germany, Navalny returned to Russia, where he was arrested.) Peruvian officials said 13 people died in a stampede at a nightclub after a police raid to enforce the country’s lockdown. during the coronavirus pandemic.

Today’s birthdays: Broadcast journalist Morton Dean is 86 years old. Author Annie Proulx (proo) is 86 years old. Baseball Hall of Fame Carl Yastrzemski (yah-STREM’-skee) is 82 years old. Professional Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells is 80 years old. Writer-producer David Chase is 76 years old. CBS reporter Steve Kroft is 76 years old. Actress Cindy Williams is 74 years old. Pop musician David Marks is 73 years old. Diana Nyad (NY’-ad) is 72 years old. Baseball Hall of Fame Paul Molitor is 65 years old. Rock musician Vernon Reid is 63 years old. Country singer Ricky Lynn Gregg is 62 years old. Country singer Collin Raye is 61 years old. Actress Regina Taylor is 61 years old.

Rock singer Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) is 60 years old. Rock musician Debbi Peterson (The Bangles) is 60. Rock musician Gary Lee Conner (Screaming Trees) is 59. Singer Tori Amos is 58 years old. Country singer Mila Mason is 58 years old. R&B musician James DeBarge is 58 years old. International Tennis Hall of Fame Mats Wilander (VEE’-luhn-dur) is 57 years old. Actor Brooke Dillman is 55 years old. Rapper GZA (JIHZ’-ah) / The Genius is 55 years old. Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (ah-day-WAH’-lay ah-kih-NOY ‘-yay ah-BAH’-jay) is 54 years old. Actor Ty Burrell is 54 years old. Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is 51 years old. Actress Melinda Page Hamilton is 50 years old. Actor Rick Yune is 50 years old. Rock musician Paul Doucette (DOO’-set) (Matchbox Twenty) is 49 years old. Rap-reggae singer Beenie Man is 48 years old. Singer Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) is 48 years old. Actress-actress Kristen Wiig is 48 years old. Actress Jenna Leigh Green is 47 years old. Rock musician Bo Koster is 47 years old. Rock musician Dean Back (Theory of a Deadman) is 46 years old. Talk show host James Corden is 43. Rock musician Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan) is 43 years old. Actor Brandon Adams is 42 years old. Actor Aya Sumika is 41 years old. Actor Ari Stidham is 29 years old.


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