22 August It Happened Today
1485 The Battle of Bosworth Field sees King Richard III of England being killed.
1862 Birth of French composer Claude Debussy.
1893 Birth of American writer Dorothy Parker.
1911 The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre in Paris.
1920 Birth of American science fiction writer Ray Bradbury.
1968 Warsaw Pact forces enter the Czech capital Prague to crush moves towards democracy.
1985 Fifty four passengers are killed when a plane catches fire at Manchester airport.