August 22 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Eid al-Adha
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Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
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Eid-al-Adha Holiday 1
Qatar Public Holiday
Eid-al-Adha Holiday
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Eid-al-Adha
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Eid-al-Adha holiday
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Hari Raya Haji
Malaysia Federal Public Holiday
Aid el-Kebir
- Public Holiday
Id-ul-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Philippines Common Local Holidays
Kurman Ait
Kyrgyzstan National Holiday
Eid al-Qurban
Afghanistan Public Holiday
Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)
Iran National Holiday
Idd ul Adha
Kenya Public Holiday
Tabaski
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Feast of the Sacrifice
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Eid al Addha
Kosovo Official Holiday
Kurban Bairam
Kazakhstan Public Holiday
Eid el Hajj
Tanzania Public Holiday
Id el Kabir
Nigeria Public Holiday
Id ul Adha
Ghana Public Holiday

Historical Events on August 22

  • 1770: James cook lands on Possession Island and not only names it but claims it and the eastern coast of Australia for Britain.
  • 1777: Fort Stanwix is abandoned when British forces hear about rumors that the Continental Army is sending reinforcements.
  • 1780: the HMS Resolution returns to England with James Cook, who was killed on Hawaii.
  • 1798: French troops are sent to Kilcummin, Ireland to aid the rebellion there.
  • 1831: The slave rebellion led by Nat Turner begins in Southampton County, Virginia. It leads to the death of 60 white people and 250 black people.
  • 1846: The 2nd Federal Republic of Mexico is established.
  • 1846: The 2nd Federal Republic of Mexico is established.
  • 1864: The Twelve Nations sign the 1st Geneva Convention.
  • 1902: American automaker Cadillac Motor is founded on this day.
  • 1941: German troops engage in the Siege of Leningrad.
  • 1944: German Wehrmacht infantry forces begin the Holocaust of Amiri on the Greek island of Crete. 164 Greeks die as a result.
  • 1953: The penal colony on Devil’s Island is closed permanently.
  • 1962: The OAS tries to assassinate Charles de Gaulle – President of France.
  • 1985: 55 people are killed during the Manchester Air Disaster when a fire erupts on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.
  • 1989: Nolan Ryan becomes the first MLB pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts when he strikes out Rickey Henderson on this day.

Famous Birthdays on August 22

  • French author and poet Georges de Scudery is born in 1601.
  • French author and poet Jean Regnault de Segrais is born in 1624.
  • French physicists, mathematician and inventor of pressure cooking Denis Papin is born in 1647.
  • Pope Leo XII is born in 1760.
  • American screenwriter and producer Julius J. Epstein is born in 1909.
  • English businessman and pilot Leonard Pagliero is born in 1913.
  • American general Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. is born in 1934.
  • American novelists and short story writer Annie Proulx is born in 1935.
  • American singer-songwriter Chuck Brown is born in 1936.
  • American journalist and producer John Callaway is born in 1936.