Today in Background

Nowadays is Sunday, Aug. 22, the 234th working day of 2021. There are 131 times left in the 12 months.

Today’s Spotlight in History:

On August 22, 1996, President Invoice Clinton signed welfare legislation ending confirmed funds payments to the lousy and demanding perform from recipients.

On this day:

In 1485, England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Subject, correctly ending the War of the Roses.

In 1846, Gen. Stephen W. Kearny proclaimed all of New Mexico a territory of the United States.

In 1851, the schooner America outraced far more than a dozen British vessels off the English coastline to get a trophy that came to be known as the America’s Cup.

In 1910, Japan annexed Korea, which remained beneath Japanese handle right until the conclusion of Globe War II.

In 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war versus Belgium.

In 1922, Irish groundbreaking Michael Collins was shot to dying, seemingly by Irish Republican Army users opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Collins experienced co-signed.

In 1968, Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota, Colombia, for the start out of the very first papal go to to South America.

In 1972, President Richard Nixon was nominated for a 2nd phrase of business by the Republican Nationwide Convention in Miami Seaside.

In 1989, Black Panthers co-founder Huey P. Newton was shot to loss of life in Oakland, California. (Gunman Tyrone Robinson was afterwards sentenced to 32 decades to daily life in prison.)

In 1992, on the second day of the Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho, an FBI sharpshooter killed Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver (the sharpshooter later explained he was targeting the couple’s good friend Kevin Harris, and didn’t see Vicki Weaver).

In 2003, Alabama’s main justice, Roy Moore, was suspended for his refusal to obey a federal courtroom get to remove his Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of his courthouse.

In 2007, A Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Iraq, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers. Hurricane Dean slammed into Mexico for the next time in as numerous days.

Ten a long time ago: Hurricane Irene lower a harmful path by the Caribbean, raking Puerto Rico with strong winds and rain and then spinning just north of the Dominican Republic. Nick Ashford, one particular-50 percent of the famous Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, died in New York at age 70. Lyricist Jerry Leiber, who with composer Mike Stoller wrote “Hound Doggy,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakety Yak” and other hits, died in Los Angeles at age 78.

5 decades ago: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, appearing on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” pushed back again towards rates that she was bodily unfit for the White Residence, declaring the accusations have been element of a “wacky strategy” by GOP rival Donald Trump and an “alternative reality” that was not focused on the kinds of challenges that were most important to voters.

One 12 months back: Dueling demonstrations in Portland, Oregon by right-wing and left-wing protesters turned violent federal authorities compelled demonstrators absent from a plaza in close proximity to a federal constructing. Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who was in a coma soon after a suspected poisoning, was flown from Siberia to Germany, where by he would be addressed at a hospital. (Following five months recovering in Germany, Navalny returned to Russia, wherever he was arrested.) Officials in Peru said 13 folks died in a stampede at a disco after a police raid to implement the country’s lockdown through the coronavirus pandemic.

Today’s Birthdays: Broadcast journalist Morton Dean is 86. Writer Annie Proulx (proo) is 86. Baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski (yah-STREM’-skee) is 82. Pro Football Hall of Fame mentor Monthly bill Parcells is 80. Author-producer David Chase is 76. CBS newsman Steve Kroft is 76. Actor Cindy Williams is 74. Pop musician David Marks is 73. Global Swimming Hall of Famer Diana Nyad (NY’-ad) is 72. Baseball Corridor of Famer Paul Molitor is 65. Rock musician Vernon Reid is 63. Place singer Ricky Lynn Gregg is 62. Nation singer Collin Raye is 61. Actor Regina Taylor is 61. Rock singer Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) is 60. Rock musician Debbi Peterson (The Bangles) is 60. Rock musician Gary Lee Conner (Screaming Trees) is 59. Singer Tori Amos is 58. Region singer Mila Mason is 58. R&B musician James DeBarge is 58. International Tennis Hall of Famer Mats Wilander (VEE’-luhn-dur) is 57. Actor Brooke Dillman is 55. Rapper GZA (JIHZ’-ah)/The Genius is 55. Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (ah-day-WAH’-lay ah-kih-NOY’-yay ah-BAH’-jay) is 54. Actor Ty Burrell is 54. Celeb chef Giada De Laurentiis is 51. Actor Melinda Site Hamilton is 50. Actor Rick Yune is 50. Rock musician Paul Doucette (DOO’-set) (Matchbox Twenty) is 49. Rap-reggae singer Beenie Man is 48. Singer Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) is 48. Comedian-actor Kristen Wiig is 48. Actor Jenna Leigh Inexperienced is 47. Rock musician Bo Koster is 47. Rock musician Dean Back (Theory of a Deadman) is 46. Chat show host James Corden is 43. Rock musician Jeff Stinco (Basic Approach) is 43. Actor Brandon Adams is 42. Actor Aya Sumika is 41. Actor Ari Stidham is 29.

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