Today in history – August 22, 2019

1881 – Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons founded the National Red Cross.

1902 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first American president to make a public appearance in an automobile.

1941 – German troops begin the Siege of Leningrad.

2004 – Two masked robbers stole Edvard Munch’s The Scream and another painting from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.