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Famous Events For July 22

Famous Events For July 22 – Today In History

July 22: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – July 22  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 22nd July 1298: In the Battle of Falkirk, the Scots were defeated by the English today.
2. 22nd July 1306: King Phillip the Fair issued orders for the expulsion of Jews from France.
3. 22nd July 1456: Sultan Murad II was defeated by the Hungarian army led by Janos Hunyadi at the Battle of Nandorfehervar.
4. 22nd July 1489: First printing of a Talmudic edition of “Tractate Niddah”.
5. 22nd July 1489: Maximillian of Austria and King Charles VIII of France signed the Frankfurt Treaty.


6. 22nd July 1535: In Tunis, Christians were captured in an uprising against Barbarossa.
7. 22nd July 1587: The second English colony was formed on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
8. 22nd July 1632: In Madrid, the foundation was laid for the construction of the Buen Retiro Palace of King Phillip IV today.
9. 22nd July 1648: In the Chmielnick massacre 10,000 Jews of Polannoe were murdered during the Khmelnitsky Uprising.
10. 22nd July 1668: The city of Albany in New York State was chartered today.

18th Century – What Happened on July 22 – The 1700s

11. 22nd July 1729: A Diamond was found in Minas Gerais a large Island state in Southeastern Brazil.
12. 22nd July 1731: Spain signed the Treaty of Vienna today.
13. 22nd July 1796: General Moses Cleveland founded Cleveland in Ohio today.


19th Century – July 22 This Day That Year – The 1800s

14. 22nd July 1812: The French were defeated by the Duke of Wellington in the Battle of Salamanca in Spain.
15. 22nd July 1835: Smolny Cathedral in St Petersburg, which was originally commissioned by Elizabeth of Russia was consecrated today.
16. 22nd July 1859: In cricket, V. E. Walker claimed all 10 wickets in an innings for 74 runs playing for England against Surrey.
17. 22nd July 1865: V. E. Walker again took all the 10 wickets for 104 runs in an innings for Middlesex against Lancashire.
18. 22nd July 1898: During their first expedition to endure Antarctic winter, the crew of Belgium RV Belgica saw the first sunrise in 1600 hours.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day July 22nd – The 1900

19. 22nd July 1901: Serbia re-established its diplomatic relations with Montenegro.
20. 22nd July 1901: The British House of Lords, in its role as a court gave a ruling in the Taff Vale Case that trade unions can be sued for actions of its members.
21. 22nd July 1912: The fifth Summer Olympic Games concluded in Stockholm, Sweden today.
22. 22nd July 1912: Under pressure from the ever-increasing naval power of Germany, the British admiralty decides to recall British warships in the Mediterranean and base them North Sea.
23. 22nd July 1916: Ten people were killed in San Francisco when a bomb exploded during the Preparedness Day parade.
24. 22nd July 1918: In Utah’s Wasatch National Park 504 sheep were killed by lightning today.
25. 22nd July 1921: The Englishman won the US Open Men’s Golf CC, which was the third of the 4 major titles. He led runners-up Walter Hagen and Fred Mcleod by 9 strokes.


26. 22nd July 1923: MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson was the first to strike out 3,000 en route to his total tally of 3,508.
27. 22nd July 1933: American aviator Wiley Hardeman Post was the first pilot to fly solo around the world. He did it in 7 days and 19 hours.
28. 22nd July 1934: “Public enemy No. 1” John Dillinger was mortally wounded by FBI agents outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater.
29. 22nd July 1937: Irish Premier Eamon de Valera won the elections.
30. 22nd July 1937: US President Franklin D Roosevelt’s proposal to enlarge the Supreme Court was today rejected by the US Senate.
31. 22nd July 1939: African American Jane Bolin became a judge in New York. She became the first colored female judge in New York.
32. 22nd July 1940: Dutch Prime Minister Dirk Jan De Geer met Adolf Hitler striving for peace talks.

33. 22nd July 1942: Gasoline rationing by issuing coupons started.
34. 22nd July 1942: 300,000 Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto were sent to extermination camps.
35. 22nd July 1943: Palermo in Sicily was liberated today by US forces led by General Patton.
36. 22nd July 1944: the Soviet Union sets up the Polish Committee for National Liberation.
37. 22nd July 1946: The British administrative headquarters for Palestine in the southern wing of King David Hotel in Jerusalem was bombed by the militant Zionist organization Irgun. 91 people of various nationalities were killed and 46 injured.
38. 22nd July 1950: In cricket, West Indies test cricketer Frank Worrell scored 261 runs against England at Trent Bridge.
39. 22nd July 1951: General Francisco Craveiro Lops was appointed President of Portugal today.
40. 22nd July 1952: Communist imposed constitution was adopted by Poland today.
41. 22nd July 1954: The Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands replacing the Organic Act of the Virgin Islands was passed by the US Congress today which functions as a constitution to the territory of Virgin Islands of the US.

42. 22nd July 1955: Vice President Richard Nixon of the United States presides over a Cabinet meeting. He became the first Vice President of the United States to preside over a Cabinet meeting.
43. 22nd July 1958: The US today performed an atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.
44. 22nd July 1959: In the Netherlands, natural gas was found at Slochteren, Groningen today.
45. 22nd July 1960: US-owned sugar factories in Cuba were nationalized by Cuba today.
46. 22nd July 1962: “Mariner 1”, the first US Venus probe failed to lift off today.
47. 22nd July 1962: Gary Player of South Africa won the PGA Championship at Aronimink Golf Course by one stroke from Bob Goalby.
48. 22nd July 1963: Heavyweight Boxer Sony Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson for the heavyweight boxing title today.
49. 22nd July 1963: Sarawak got its independence from the British Colonial rule today.
50. 22nd July 1965: In Britain, Alec Douglas Home was succeeded by Edward Heath as Prime Minister.

51. 22nd July 1969: In Detroit, Soul Singer Aretha Franklin was arrested for disturbing peace today.
52. 22nd July 1969: USSR today launched communication satellites Sputnik 50 and Molnia 1-12.
53. 22nd July 1972: Venera 8, a probe in the Soviet Venera program for exploration of Venus made a soft landing on Venus today.
54. 22nd July 1975: The US House of Representatives voted in favor of restoring citizenship to Confederate General Robert Lee.
55. 22nd July 1981: An Italian court in Rome sentenced Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca to life today.
56. 22nd July 1983: Dick Smith made the first solo helicopter flight around the world.
57. 22nd July 1986: Judge Harry E Claibome was today impeached by the US House of Representatives for tax evasion.

58. 22nd July 1991: Serial killer Jeffery Dahmer confessed to killing 17 men today.
59. 22nd July 1992: Drug Lord of Columbia Pablo Escobar escaped from prison today.
60. 22nd July 1999: Woodstock 99 music festival began in Griffiss Park in Rome, Oneida County, New York was attended by 200,000 people. It ended owing to violence.

21st Century – July 22 This Day In History – The 2000s

61. 22nd July 2002: Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of the Hama’s military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, along with 14 civilians were assassinated by Israel today.
62. 22nd July 2003: Member of the 101st Airborne of the US with the help of Special Forces attacked a compound in Iraq, killing Uday and Qusay, sons of Saddam Hussain. Qusay’s 14-year-old son and a bodyguard were also killed.

63. 22nd July 2004: In San Diego, the 37th San Diego Comic-Con opened today at the San Diego Convention Center.
64. 22nd July 2005: As the hunt began for the London bombers, Jean Charles de Menezes was killed by the police.
65. 22nd July 2007: Irishman Padraig Harrington beat Sergio Garcia of Spain by one stroke in a 4-hole aggregate playoff to win the British Open Golf at Carnoustie to win his first major championship. He was the first Irishman to win the British Open in 60 years.
66. 22nd July 2011: Norway became a victim of twin terror attacks. One was the bomb blast targeting government buildings situated in central Oslo and the other, was the massacre at a youth camp in Island Utøya.
67. 22nd July 2012: In Iraq, 20 people were killed and 80 others injured by a car bomb in Madaen and Najaf.
68. 22nd July 2012: Torrential rain killed at least 70 people in Beijing, China.
69. 22nd July 2012: In India, Pranab Mukherjee was today elected as the 13th President of India.
70. 22nd July 2012: South African cricketer Hashim Amla scored 311 not out in a test match against England at the Oval. South Africa won the match by an innings and 12 runs. Amla was the first South African to score a triple century in a test match.

71. 22nd July 2012: South African Golfer Ernie Els won the British Open Golf one stroke ahead of Adam Cross of Australia who was the runner-up.
72. 22nd July 2013: The earthquake which struck Gansu province in China killed 89 people and injured about 500.
73. 22nd July 2014: The USA and the UAE both announce packages for besieged Gaza.
74. 22nd July 2016: Hillary Clinton announced today that Virginia Senator Tim Kain was her Vice-Presidential running mate.
75. 22nd July 2016: Funai Electric of Japan announced today, that they will be manufacturing the world’s last videocassette this month.
76. 22nd July 2017: In a human trafficking incident in Texas, 10 people died in an overheated tractor-trailer in San Antonio.
77. 22nd July 2018: 400 White Helmet Syrian rescue workers were evacuated from its border with Syria to Jordan by Israel’s military and the allies.
78. 22nd July 2019: India’s lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota. India aims to be the 4th nation to make a soft landing on the moon.
79. 22nd July 2019: French submarine Minerva which disappeared in 1968 with 52 crew members was rediscovered off the coast of Toulon in France.
80. 22nd July 2019: Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan met US President Donald Trump at the White House today.

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