August 22 Holidays

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<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/dua-lipa" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/a7f7383a-ec70-4b9c-c4f3-66d45d96ba00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Dua Lipa" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Pop Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/dua-lipa" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Dua Lipa</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/layne-staley" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/8ea6105a-4ff1-4dff-e6d7-3fa9e6191a00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Layne Staley" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Rock Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/layne-staley" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Layne Staley</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/ty-burrell" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/0230529f-2e6f-43f5-b60b-a1de772dd800/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Ty Burrell" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">TV Actor</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/ty-burrell" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Ty Burrell</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/giada-de-laurentiis" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/e01922ab-a0bf-4052-7334-b08609b14600/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Giada De Laurentiis" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Chef</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/giada-de-laurentiis" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Giada De Laurentiis</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/james-corden" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/271f0b4e-9891-4945-0e43-7ed6c9dd5500/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="James Corden" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Comedian</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/james-corden" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">James Corden</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/kristen-wiig" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/cbac8061-a4f5-4ea3-ca8e-904bc0d7b200/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Kristen Wiig" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Movie Actress</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/kristen-wiig" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Kristen Wiig</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/nacho" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/d272f408-adbc-4950-3885-b1e0fda7d400/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Nacho" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Pop Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/nacho" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Nacho</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>392</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Eugenius Elected Western Roman Emperor</div><div class='timeline-text'>Arbogast places Eugenius on the throne as the Western Roman Emperor, marking a pivotal moment in Roman history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1614</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Founding of Madras in India</div><div class='timeline-text'>The British East India Company establishes Madras (now Chennai), marking a significant development in colonial history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1711</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Britain's Quebec Expedition Disaster</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Quebec Expedition suffers a major loss due to the rugged environment, showing the periods struggle for control over North America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1770</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>James Cook Lands on Possession Island</div><div class='timeline-text'>James Cook makes a claim on the east coast of Australia for Britain, naming it New South Wales.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1846</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Second Federal Republic of Mexico Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The declaration of the second Federal Republic of Mexico signals a key point in the country's political history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1902</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cadillac Motor Company's Birth</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Cadillac Motor Company is established, marking an influential moment in the history of the American automobile industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1941</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of The Siege of Leningrad</div><div class='timeline-text'>German troops initiate the Siege of Leningrad during World War II, marking a prolonged and deadly conflict within the global struggle.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1953</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Closure of Devil's Island Penal Colony</div><div class='timeline-text'>The infamous penal colony on Devil's Island is permanently closed, marking an end to a dark chapter in French penal history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>FLSN Seizes Nicaraguan National Congress</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FLSN) seizes the National Congress of Nicaragua, marking a key event in the Nicaraguan Revolution.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Munch's Masterpieces Stolen</div><div class='timeline-text'>Two paintings by Edvard Munch, The Scream and Madonna, are stolen from a museum in Oslo, Norway, highlighting growing concerns over art security.</div></div></div>

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