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August 22: This Day That Year

August 22

- 1639 - India: Madras (Chennai), founded by the British East India Company.

- 1827 - Peru: José de La Mar becomes President.

- 1848 - The United States annexes New Mexico.

- 1894 - Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal (South-Eastern Africa).

- 1901 - Cadillac Motor Company founded.

- 1902 - President Theodore Roosevelt (26th US President) became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car.

- 1903 - Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, British PM Minister (Conservative: 1885-86, 1886-92 and 1895-1902), dies (born February 3, 1830, age 73).

- 1904 - Birthday: Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), born in Guang'an, Sichuan (died February 19, 1997, age 92).

- 1944 - Adolf Hitler orders to destroy Paris, France.

- 1978 - Jomo Kenyatta, 1st PM of Kenya (1963-78), dies (born October 20, 1891, age 86).

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