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August 22 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- August 22nd

Happy Birthday!
1862 Claude Debussy, composer (Clair de Lune)
1893 Dorothy Parker, poet, (Algonquin Round Table)
1917 John Lee Hooker, jazz guitarist
1920 Ray Bradbury, science fiction author (Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, The Martian Chronicles)
1934 Norman Schwarzkopf, retired US Army General
1939 Carl Yastrzemski, baseball player
1940 Valerie Harper, actress (Rhoda)
1941 Bill Parcells, football coach
1947 Cindy Williams, actress (Laverne and Shirley, American Graffiti)
1963 Tori Amos, singer (Talula, Blue Skies)

Deaths:
1904 Kate Chopin, author (The Awakening)
1922 Michael Collins (Irish revolutionary and politician) assassinated
1977 Sebastian Cabot, (Bagheera from the Jungle Book, Narrator from Winnie the Pooh)

Events:
1864 International Red Cross founded.

History Lesson:
Red Cross

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