22nd August

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1986 John Stalker cleared Deputy chief constable of Greater Manchester police, John Stalker is cleared of misconduct.
1985 Air Crash kills 517 A Japanese Airlines plane crashes in Japan killing 517.
1978 Jomo Kenyatta dies The President of the Kenya , Jomo Kenyatta, dies at the age of 89 at his home in Mombassa.
1968 Pope Paul VI visits Colombia Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota, Colombia for the start of the first papal visit to South America.
1962 Assassination attempt on Charles de Gaulle Terrorists attack Charles de Gaulle but he escapes with only minor injuries caused by flying glass.
1914 Japan declares war on Germany Japan declares war on Germany.
1902 Theodore Roosevelt rides in an automobile Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US President to ride in an automobile.
1864 Geneva Convention The Geneva Convention calls for the non partisan care of sick and wounded in the time of war and provided for the neutrality of medical personnel. The Red Cross is proposed as emblem for medical personnel, in honour of humanitarian Jean-Henri Dunant.
1485 Richard III is crowned King Richard III is killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field ending the War of the Roses.
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