Wikipedia:Today in the Past/August
August 19, 2022
January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Today is Friday, August 19, 2022 at 5:38 p.m. August 1: National Day in Switzerland 1030 A.D. 527) – After the death of Emperor Justinus I, Justinianus the Great became the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire. 1714 – Georg Ludwig, Elect of Hanover In honor of King George I of Great Britain It marked the beginning of the Georgian era in British history. 1774 – Joseph Priestley (pictured), English scientist discovered oxygen gas This confirms the discovery of the element by Karl Wilhelm Scheleu, a German-Swiss chemist. 1927 – In the Nanchang Uprising The First Major Battle in the Chinese Civil War Communist forces seized the entire city of Nanchang from the Kuomintang. 1944 – World War II: The Polish Underground State Movement begins the Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw. Resisting the Nazi occupation of Poland 63 days before the repression of Du Lek: 31 July – 1 August – 2 August. watch - Discuss - Edit - History August 2: 327 B.C.E. (216 BC) – Second Punic War: The Carthage army led by Hannibal defeats the larger Roman army. Near the city of Kannai, Apulia region, southeast of present-day Italy. 1610 – Henry Hudson, English sea explorer. Sailing into the area now called Hudson's Bay, thinking he had passed the Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean. 1923 – Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United States.