What Happened on July 22

Significant Events

  • 1099 First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1456 Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats Sultan Murad II
  • 1515 First Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland & Holy Roman Empire - rise of the Habsburgs influence
  • 1942 Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka Extermination Camp
  • 1963 Sarawak achieves independence from British colonial rule
  • 2011 Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first a bomb blast targeting government buildings in central Oslo, second a massacre at a youth camp on island of Utøya
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Did You Know?

Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.

On July 22, 1793

Famous Weddings

  • 1515 Anna of Bohemia (12) marries Karel van Ferdinand of Austria
  • 1515 Louis of Hungary (9) marries Maria of Bohemia & succession to Hungarian throne
  • 1850 Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1929 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (40) marries 3rd wife actress Carlotta Monterey (40)
  • 1972 Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi

Famous Divorces

  • 1940 Jacqueline Kennedy's parents John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier III and Janet (Norton Lee) divorce
  • 2010 "The Princess Bride" actress robin wright (44) divorces actor-director Sean Penn (49) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
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