This day in history

Thursday, Aug. 22, is the 234th day of 2013. There are 131 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley is 93. Broadcast journalist Morton Dean is 78. Author Annie Proulx is 78. Baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski is 74. Actress Valerie Harper is 74. Football coach Bill Parcells is 72. Singer Tori Amos is 50. Celebrity chef Giada DeLaurentiis is 43. Comedian Kristen Wiig is 40.

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


In 1846, General Stephen W. Kearny proclaimed all of New Mexico a US territory.

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

In 1922, Irish revolutionary Michael Collins was shot to death, apparently by Irish Republican Army members opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Collins had cosigned.

In 1968, Pope Paul VI arrived in Bogota for the start of the first papal visit to South America.

In 1989, Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton was shot to death in Oakland. Gunman Tyrone Robinson was later sentenced to 32 years to life in prison.