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.

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