August 22, 1642: The English Civil War began between supporters of King Charles I (Royalists or Cavaliers) and those of Oliver Cromwell (Roundheads).
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August 22, 1775: King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in open rebellion.
August 22, 1846: The United States annexed New Mexico.
August 22, 1851: The U.S. yacht America outraced the British Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup.
August 22, 1902: Theodore Roosevelt became the first United States president to ride in an automobile.