Historical Events on August 22nd

0565 – St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness
1603 – 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
1715 – Handels “Watermusic” premieres on Thames
1762 – 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
1787 – John Fitch’s steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
1864 – International Red Cross forms
1864 – Geneva Convention signed by 12 nations
1906 – 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
1911 – Mona Lisa stolen from Louvre (Recovered in 1913)
1953 – France closes jail on Devil Island
1964 – Supreme’s “Where Did Our Love Go,” reaches #1
1966 – Beatles arrive in New York City
1987 – Madonna’s “Who’s That Girl,” single goes #1

1827 – Josef Strauss, Austria, composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria)
1862 – Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)
1917 – John Lee Hooker, Mississippi, blues musician (Canned Heat)
1942 – Kathy Lennon, Santa Monica Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)


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