August 22

This Day in History


Ray Bradbury Is Born

On this day in 1920, Raymond "Ray" Bradbury, one of the most influential and respected authors of the 20th century, was born. Recognised as one of the leading lights of science fiction and fantasy … (more...)


Nazi Propaganda Filmmaker Born

On this day in 1902, German filmmaker, actress, dancer, and film pioneer Leni Riefenstahl was born. Though her film and photographic techniques were hailed as groundbreaking and Riefenstahl herself … (more...)


Red Cross Founded

The Geneva Convention of 1864 for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick of Armies in the Field is adopted by 12 nations meeting in Geneva. The agreement, advocated by Swiss … (more...)