July 22 Events in History - July 22 Birthdays - July 22 Deaths



2014 A case of bubonic plague in the Chinese province of Gansu prompts quarantines in parts of the city of Yumen; while outbreaks are rare, the disease can be contracted by contact with fleas from wild rodents
2014 Apple Inc. forecasts greater demand for its new iPhone6 models than for the iPhone 5S and 5C; in response to consumer demand, the new phones will have larger screens
2013 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives birth to a son, the third in line to the British throne; the child, named George Alexander Louis, is formally known as His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge
2013 Scientific studies reveal that dolphins have unique names for one another, much like humans do
2012 India elects Pranab Mukherjee as its new President
2012 After placing first in the 2012 Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British cyclist to win the famous competition
2011 An extremist explodes a car bomb in Oslo, Norway, killing at least seven people; he then opens fire at a Labour Party youth camp in Utoya, Norway, killing 84
2011 The International Monetary Fund approves a new three-year loan for Haiti worth $60 million, canceling Haiti's $268 million debt
2010 The Stonehenge World Heritage Site announces the discovery of a possible new henge, the biggest discovery at a major monument in over 50 years
2009 A solar eclipse, the longest in history, lasts up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean
1997 Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris
1995 Space shuttle STS-70, Discovery 20, lands
1995 Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her 2 children in South Carolina
1994 23rd and last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter, since July 16th
1994 Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center
1994 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
1994 Military coup in Gambia: President Dawda Jawara flees
1994 O. J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
1994 William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
1993 New York Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th home run
1993 Soyuz TM-17 lands
1992 Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison
1992 Soyuz TM-15 launches
1991 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978
1990 119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St. Andrews Scotland
1990 90th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson
1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
1990 Greg LeMond of U.S. wins his 3rd Tour de France
1989 Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
1988 500 U.S. scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
1987 Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
1987 Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)
1987 U.S. began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
1986 House of Representatives impeaches Judge Harry E. Claiborne on tax evasion
1984 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St. Andrews
1984 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
1984 Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)
1984 Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France
1983 -128.6 degrees F (-89.2 degrees C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
1983 Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
1983 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
1983 Poland's Prime Minister Januzelski lifts martial law
1982 Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle
1982 Biggest mass wedding, Reverend Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in New York City
1981 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life
1979 Pat Meyers wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1976 "Let My People Come" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 106 performances
1975 House of Representatives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee
1973 28th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
1972 10.84" (27.53 cm) of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hour record)
1972 Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus
1971 Sudan military counter coup under premier Numeiry
1969 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing peace in Detroit
1969 U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik 50 and Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
1967 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
1967 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Ladies' Golf Open
1967 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
1965 Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Hume as leader of British Cons party
1964 Seve Ballesteros wins British Golf Open
1963 Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"
1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1962 1st U.S. Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
1962 44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink Golf Club Pennsylvania
1962 Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
1962 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Tournament
1961 WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Cuba nationalizes all U.S. owned sugar factories
1959 Benjamin Britten's "Missa Brevis" in D, premieres
1958 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
1955 1st Vice President to preside over cabinet meeting-R Nixon
1955 Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11
1954 Virgin Islands (U.S.) adopts constitution (Revised Organic Act)
1954 WTHI TV channel 10 in Terre Haute, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
1951 General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal
1950 Frank Worrell completes 261 vs. England at Trent Bridge
1950 King Leopold, after 6 years in exile, returns to Belgium
1947 -8 degrees F (-13 degrees C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
1946 Estelle Bennett, rocker (Ronettes)
1946 Menachen Begin's opposition group surprise attack on King David hotel
1944 Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation
1943 U.S. forces led by General George Patton liberate Palermo, Sicily
1942 4th Russian Pantser army forms with 80 tanks
1942 Gasoline rationing using coupons begins
1942 Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka extermination Camp
1940 Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks
1939 1st black woman judge, Jane Matilda Bolin, New York City
1937 Irish premier Eamon de Valera wins elections
1937 Senate rejects Franklin D.. Roosevelt proposal to enlarge Supreme Court
1936 Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive home runs
1935 Lester Walton appointed minister to Liberia
1933 Wiley Post completes 1st round-the-world solo flight
1926 105 degrees F (41 degrees C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)
1926 108 degrees F (42 degrees C), Troy, New York (state record)
1926 Cincinnati Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
1925 Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher
1923 Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)
1922 Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St. Louis teams are on top
1921 25th U.S. Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 289 at Columbia CC in MD
1919 De Falla and Massine's "Three-cornered Hat," premieres in London
1918 Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park
1917 Alexander Kerensky becomes Russian PM
1917 British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades
1916 A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco killing 10
1912 5th Olympic games in Stockholm closes
1905 Philadelphia Athletic's Weldon Henley no-hits St. Louis Browns, 6-0
1901 Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
1898 Belgica crew see 1st sunrise in 1600 hours, 1st to endure Antarct winter
1893 Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful," in Colorado
1865 V E Walker takes 10-104 in an innings for Middlesex vs. Lancs
1864 Battle of Atlanta-Hood attacks Sherman, 8449 Confederate, 3641 U.S. die
1859 V E Walker takes 10-74 in an innings for England vs. Surrey
1812 Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain
1796 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by General Moses Cleaveland
1775 George Washington takes command of U.S. troops
1739 Turks defeats Holy Roman Emp at Crocyka Yugoslavia and threaten Belgrade
1731 Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
1729 Diamonds found in Minas Geras, Brazil
1691 Battle at Aghrim: English/Dutch army beats France
1686 City of Albany, New York chartered
1648 10,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre
1632 Foundation laid in Madrid for Buen Retiro-palace for king Philip IV
1587 2nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off NC
1582 Willem van Orange moves from Antwerp to Delft
1535 Christians captured in Tunis in uprising against Admiral Barbarossa
1515 Anna of Bohemia (12) marries Karel van Ferdinand of Austria
1515 Louis of Hungary (9) marries Maria of Bohemia and succession to Hungarian throne
1515 Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland and Holy Roman Empire
1489 "Tractate Niddah" a talmudic edition, 1st printed
1489 Treaty of Frankfurt
1456 Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats sultan Murad II
1306 King Phillip the Fair, orders expulsion of Jews out of France
1298 English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk
260 St. Dionysius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
259 Dionysius elected as bishop of Rome, succeeding Sixtus II











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