August 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- 1775 King George III proclaims that the American colonists are in open rebellion
- 1846 The United States annexed New Mexico
- 1851. The schooner America wins the trophy that will become the America's Cup by outracing the Aurora off the English coast.
- In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first United States chief executive to ride in an automobile.
- 1950 Althea Gibson becomes the first African-American on U.S. tennis tour.
- 1996 President Bill Clinton signed welfare legislation ending guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanding work from recipients.
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