22nd July, on this day

260 St Dionysius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1099 First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon elected first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem
1298 Battle of Falkirk. English troops use longbows for the first time to defeat a Scottish army
1456 Ottoman Wars in Europe: Siege of Belgrade - John Hunyadi, Regent of Kingdom of Hungary defeats Mehmet II of Ottoman Empire
1484 Battle of Lochmaben Fair - A 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas captured.
1499 Battle of Dornach - The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I.
1587 2nd English colony established on Roanoke Island off NC
1775 George Washington takes command of the troops
1793 Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing north of Mexico.
1796 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleaveland
1805 Napoleonic Wars: War of the Third Coalition - Battle of Cape Finisterre - Inconclusive naval action fought between a combined French and Spanish fleets under Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve of Spain and a British fleet under Admiral Robert Calder.
1812 British forces, commanded by the Duke of Wellington, defeat the French at the Battle of Salamanca in Spain
1829 Inventor William Butt patents the typewriter
1847 In America, the religious group the Mormons, set up their headquarters in Salt Lake City
1864 Battle of Atlanta-Hood attacks Sherman and suffers terrible losses
1898 Belgica crew see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs-1st to endure Antarct winter
1906 In France, Captain Alfred Dreyfus is officially re-instated into the French Army and awarded the Legion of Honour after his wrongful imprisonment for treason
1912 5th Olympic games in Stockholm closes
1916 A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco killing 10
1917 Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minister of Russia
1918 Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park
1933 Wiley Post, a one-eyed pioneer aviator, becomes the first man to fly solo around the world - the journey taking 7 days, 18 hours and 50 minutes
1933 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida," NYC : 1st negro prima donna in US
1933 Wiley Post completes 1st round-the-world solo flight
1934 American gangster John Dillinger, denounced as Public Enemy Number One - is shot dead by FBI Agents outside a cinema in Chicago after 13 months on the run from the police
1939 1st black woman US judge (Jane Matilda Bolin-NYC)
1942 Gasoline rationing begins in US during WW II
1942 Holocaust: The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins.
1943 World War II: American troops liberate Palermo in Sicily.
1944 Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation
1946 King David Hotel bombing: Irgun bombs King David Hotel in Jerusalem, headquarters of the British civil and military administration, killing 90.
1950 King Leopold, after 6 years in exile, returns to Belgium
1952 Polish constitution adopted (National Day)
1962 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson to retain heavywieght championship
1964 Severiano Ballesteros wins the Britsh Golf Open
1967 Jimi Hendrix quits as openoing act of the Monkees' tour
1969 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit
1969 USSR launches Sputnik 50 and Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
1972 Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus
1974 Two days after invading northern Cyprus, Turkey accepts a United Nations resolution of a ceasefire
1975 US House of Reps votes to restore citizenship to Gen Robert E Lee
1977 Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
1981 Mehmet Ali Agca is jailed for life for the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II
1983 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
1983 Poland's PM Wojciech Jaruzelski lifts martial law
1986 In Britain, MPs vote to abolish corporal punishment in state schools
1987 Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)
1987 US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
1988 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
1991 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978
1992 Near Medellín, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.
1997 Diana, Princess of Wales and English pop stars Sting and Elton John are among 3,000 people at a Mass in Milan in memory of murdered Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace
1999 The first version of MSN Messenger was released by Microsoft.
2002 Israel assassinates Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas's military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, along with 14 civilians.
2003 Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.
2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers.

22nd July 2006

New Israeli raids as troops mass

Tsunami death toll rises to 650

Hundreds pay respects to Ta Mok

22nd July 2007

French coach crash kills pilgrims

Death toll from China rains rises

Dubai skyscraper world's tallest

22nd July 2008

Israelis hit by new digger attack

Indian government survives vote

Nepal Maoists to shun government

22nd July 2009

Asia watches longest solar eclipse

Asia eclipse: Your pictures

22nd July 2010

Fighting in Yemen leaves 24 dead

Rocket attack on Baghdad Green Zone kills 3

Nato helicopter in Afghan crash

Birthdates which occurred on 22nd July :

1478 Philip I (the Handsome) 1st Habsburg king of Spain (1506)
1822 Gregor Mendel monk/geneticist, discoverer of the laws of heredity
1844 Rev William Archibald Spooner London, invented "spoonerisms"
1849 Emma Lazarus poet ("The New Colossus"-base of Statue of Liberty)
1882 Edward Hopper US painter (House by the Railroad)
1887 Gustav Hertz German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)
1888 Raymond Chandler Chic, mystery writer (The Long Goodbye)
1890 Rose Kennedy mom of JFK, RFK & Ted
1892 Arthur Seyss-Inquart Austrian chancellor (1930s)
1895 Hans Rosbaud Graz Austria, conductor (Tonhalle Orch Zrich)
1898 Alexander Calder sculptor (mobiles, stabiles)
1898 Stephen Vincent Ben‚t US, writer (The Devil & Daniel Webster)
19-- Braulio Canary Islands, guitarist (Lo Bello y lo Prohibido)
19-- Diane Robin LA Calif, actress (Makin' It, Didi-Angie)
19-- William Calhoun rocker (Living Colour-Biscuits)
1901 Charles Weidman Nebraska, modern dancer/choreographer (Candide)
1908 Amy Vanderbilt authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette)
1913 Lucia Albanese soprano (NY Met Opera)
1921 William Roth (Sen-R-Del)
1923 Robert Dole (Sen-R-Ks)
1924 Margaret Whiting Detroit, singer (Kreisler Bandstand, Strauss Family)
1927 George Hunter South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Oly-gold-1948)
1928 Orson Bean actor/comedian (I've Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth)
1930 Marcia Henderson Andover Mass, actress (Kathleen-Aldrich Family)
1930 Yuri P Artyukhin cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)
1932 Oscar de la Renta Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973)
1933 Chuck Cassey Chicago, choral director (Jimmy Dean Show)
1939 Terence Stamp England, actor (The Collector, Alien Nations)
1940 Alex Trebek Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy)
1940 Stan Ross NYC, actor (New Bill Cosby Show)
1940 Yuriy Klimov USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976)
1941 George Clinton rocker (Testify, Funkadelics)
1941 Susie Maxwell Berning golfer (US Women's Open 1968,72,73)
1941 Thomas Wayne rocker (Tragedy)
1944 Estelle Bennett NYC, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Baby)
1944 Guich Koock Austin Tx, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country)
1944 Sparky Lyle relief pitcher (NY Yankees, Cy Young)
1945 Bobby Sherman actor/singer (Seattle)
1947 Albert Brooks LA Calif, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America)
1947 Don Henley drummer (Eagles-Desparado)
1949 Lasse Viren Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
1952 Madeleine Collinson Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
1952 Mary Collinson Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970)
1955 Willem Dafoe actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
1956 Michael Spinks US, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1976)
1957 Dave Steib pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1958 Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg Spokane Wash, playmate (June, 1987)
1963 Joanna Going actress (Another World)
1965 Patrick Laborteaux LA Calif, actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie)
1967 Pat Badger heavy metal bassist (Extreme-More Than Words)
1971 Charlotte Gainsbourg London England, actress (The Little Thief)


Deaths which occurred on July 22nd:
1461 Charles VII king of France (1422-61), dies at 58
1802 Marie-Fran‡ois-Xavier Bichat a founder of histology, dies
1826 Giuseppe Piazzi discoverer of 1st asteroid, dies
1934 John Dillinger shot dead at Biograph Theater in Chicago
1953 Cy Kendall actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), dies at 55
1955 Joseph Foley actor (Mr Peepers), dies at 45
1967 Carl Sandburg poet (Abraham Lincoln: The Prarie Years), dies at 89
1979 Hope Summers actress (Clara-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 78
1988 Luigi Lucioni Italian, landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87

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