Today in history, August 22 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Today in history, August 22

Each of the events below took place on the same day of the month, August 22.

1851: The schooner America wins the inaugural America's Cup, finishing first in a yacht race around the Isle of Wight in England.

1893: Poet, short story writer and critic Dorothy Parker is born in Long Branch, New Jersey.

1902: The Cadillac Motor Company is founded in Detroit, Michigan.

1934: General Norman Schwarzkopf is born in Trenton, New Jersey.

1939: Actress Valerie Harper is born in Suffern, New York.

1969: The Beatles pose for their final photo shoot on the grounds of John Lennon's estate in Berkshire, England.

1979: Texas pitcher Nolan Ryan records his 5,000th career strikeout with a fifth-inning whiff of Oakland's Rickey Henderson.

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