On This Day in History - August 22
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|What Happened On This Day In History - August 22|
1639 August 22
The city of Madras, India, was founded by the British East India Company. The city was renamed Chennai in August, 1996.
1906 August 22
1st Victor Victrola manufactured
1914 August 22
1st encounter between British and German troops (in Belgium)
1926 August 22
Gold was discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa for the first time. South Africa is one of the biggest producers of gold in the world.
1989 August 22
1st complete ring around Neptune discovered