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Total Solar Eclipse of 1142 August 22
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsearch/SEsearchmap.php?Ecl=11420822

Solar eclipse of August 22, 1142 marks the beginning of the Iroquois Confederacy
http://www.idialstars.com/nov2012.htm

Starting on 22 August 2408, one location in the Sea of Okhotsk will see four total solar eclipses within 16 years 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58375769/the-total-solar-eclipse-of-22-august-2408/



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Chennai, formerly Madras, was founded on 22 August 1639 by the British East India Company
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t4442164/chennai/

The Haida Gwaii earthquake of 1949 was a magnitude 8.1 interplate earthquake that struck on August 22, 1949
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t37798475/queen-charlotte-islands-earthquake/

The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought on 22 August 1485
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t34171249/bosworth-battlefield/

Julius Caesar with two legions (Legio VII and Legio X) invaded Britannia on 22-23 August, 55BC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar%27s_invasions_of_Britain

The Green Bank Telescope achieved First light on the 22nd August 2000
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t9526633/green-bank-telescope/

The earliest report of a monster associated with the vicinity of Loch Ness appears in the Life of St. Columba by Adomnán
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Columba#Scotland

On 22 August 1770 James Cook landed on Possession Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possession_Island_(Queensland)



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The Galaxy 1R satellite was lost during launch on the 22nd August 1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_1#Retirement_of_Galaxy_1

The EchoStar VIII satellite was launched on the 22nd August 1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echostar_8#Satellite_fleet

American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reached an altitude of 107.96 km on August 22, 1963
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-15_Flight_91



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Gerald Paul Carr (born August 22, 1932) is an engineer, retired United States Marine Corps colonel and former NASA astronaut. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44564905/gerald-paul-carr/

Raymonde de Laroche (22 August 1882 - 18 July 1919) was the first woman in the world to receive an aeroplane pilot's licence.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymonde_de_Laroche

James Hillier (August 22, 1915 - January 15, 2007) was a Canadian-born scientist and inventor
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44564926/james-hillier-oc-1915-2007/

Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 - June 5, 2012) was an American, science fiction and mystery fiction writer.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49480776/ray-bradbury-1920-2012/

Denis Papin (22 August 1647 - c. 1712) was a French physicist best known for his pioneering invention of the steam digester
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Papin

Bruno Pontecorvo (August 22, 1913 - September 24, 1993) was an Italian-born nuclear physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Pontecorvo

Hannspeter Winter (August 22, 1941 - November 8, 2006) was an Austrian plasma physicist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannspeter_Winter

Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834 - February 27, 1906) was an American astronomer and pioneer of aviation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Pierpont_Langley

Earl Larkin Williams (August 22, 1903 - February 7, 1974) was an American astronomer and mathematician.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Larkin_Williams

John Macon Thome (August 22, 1843 - September 27, 1908) was an American-Argentine astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_M._Thome

Georg Christoph Eimmart, the younger (22 August 1638 - 5 January 1705) was a German draughtsman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Christoph_Eimmart

James Vernon Scotti (born 1960) is an American astronomer. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_V._Scotti

Karl Friedrich Küstner (August 22, 1856 - October 15, 1936) was a German astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Friedrich_K%C3%BCstner

Maria Cunitz (1604 - 1664) was an accomplished German astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Cunitz



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The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, was manufactured in 1906.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJhUdHhcSBg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victrola#The_Victrola



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NGC 528 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 22nd August 1865.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58374710/ngc-528/

NGC 5471 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 22nd August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58374696/ngc-5471/

NGC 6689 was discovered by German astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 22nd August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58374637/ngc-6689/

NGC 6695 was discovered by French astronomer Edouard Stephan on the 22nd August 1884.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58374622/ngc-6695/

NGC 7594 was discovered by British amateur astronomer Andrew Ainslie Common in August 1880.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58374606/ngc-7594/



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SGR 0501+4516 was detected by the Swift satellite on 22 August 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SGR_0501%2B4516

Superluminous supernova DES16C2nm was discovered on 22 August 2016
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2018/02/oldest-supernova-discovered.page

The Voyager 2 spacecraft made the definitive discovery of the Neptunian rings during its fly-by of Neptune in 1989.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rings_of_Neptune

Asteroid (19) Fortuna was discovered by J. R. Hind on August 22, 1852
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19_Fortuna

Asteroid (102) Miriam was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on August 22, 1868 from the Litchfield Observatory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/102_Miriam

Asteroid (229) Adelinda was discovered by Johann Palisa on August 22, 1882, in Vienna.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/229_Adelinda

Asteroid (333) Badenia was discovered by Max Wolf on August 22, 1892 in Heidelberg.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/333_Badenia

Asteroid (406) Erna was discovered by Auguste Charlois on August 22, 1895 in Nice.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/406_Erna

Dotito 'meteorite' fell in Dotito, Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe on the 22nd August 2005
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t3965788/zimbabwe-meteorite/



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Meteorites

The Caratash (LL6) meteorite fell in Izmir, Turkey, on the 22nd August 1991.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44564557/caratash-meteorite/

The Tomiya (H4/5) meteorite fell in Tohoku, Japan, on the 22nd August 1984.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44564572/tomiya-meteorite/ #Anniversary

The Gasseltepaoua (H5 chondrite) meteorite fell in Burkina Faso, on the 22nd August 2000.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58373901/gasseltepaoua-meteorite/

The Battle Mountain (L6) meteorite fell in Nevada, USA, on the 22nd August 2012.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t51033070/battle-mountain-meteorite/



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