Today in History Historical Events for 22nd August 2017 <p><b><a href="">1614</a></b> - Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase and plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt<br> <b><a href="">1707</a></b> - Sweden and Prussia sign military treaty<br> <b><a href="">1875</a></b> - The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.<br> <b><a href="">1944</a></b> - Adolf Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]<br> <b><a href="">1950</a></b> - Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)<br> <b><a href="">1953</a></b> - John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union<br> <b><a href="">1956</a></b> - Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)<br> <b><a href="">1962</a></b> - Failed assassination attempt on French president Charles de Gaulle<br> <b><a href="">1982</a></b> - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf<br> <b><a href="">1989</a></b> - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)</p> <p><a href="">More Historical Events &raquo;</a></p><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:03:01 Z 2017-08-22 04:03 +00:00 2017-08-21 23:03 -05:00