Video: 'Discovery Times: Ruby Ridge' (Aug. 22, 1992 at 9:14)
(Saturday, August 22, 1992) — On the second day of the Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho today, an FBI sharpshooter killed Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver. The sharpshooter later said he was targeting the couple’s friend Kevin Harris, and didn’t see Vicki Weaver.
Video: 'Memorable movie moments-Dog day afternoon'
(Tuesday, August 22, 1972, afternoon) — A hostage drama began today at a Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn, N.Y., as John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile seized seven employees during a botched robbery that would inspire the movie Dog Day Afternoon.
(Wednesday, August 22, 1962) — An assassination attempt against French President Charles De Gaulle failed today, as he, his wife, and son-in-law were met by a “barrage of submachine-gun fire” near Petit Clamart while being driven in his Citroën DS from Paris to the Villacoublay Airfield.
(Tuesday, August 22, 1922, 8:00 p.m. local time, during the Irish Civil War) — Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, 31, was shot to death today, apparently by Irish Republican Army members opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Collins had co-signed.