July 1922 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 5 1st general election in Netherlands
  • Jul 5 Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jul 5 Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
  • Jul 6 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
  • Jul 9 Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute
  • Jul 15 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo
  • Jul 17 Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
  • Jul 20 Togo made a mandate of League of Nations
  • Jul 22 Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
  • Jul 27 International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
  • Jul 29 Greek troops defeat Turkish forces and are on their way to Constantinople, but the Allies forbid them taking the city
  • Jul 31 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis (Minn)
  • Jul 31 General strike in Italy against fascist violence

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles)
  • Jul 3 Francois Reichenbach, French director (La douceur du Village)
  • Jul 3 Tom Hudson, artist/teacher
  • Jul 7 Pierre Cardin, fashion designer (Unisex), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 9 Rey Hassan, Morroco, King of Morocco (1961- )
  • Jul 12 Clark MacGregor, politician (involved in Watergate)
  • Jul 12 James E[dwin] Gunn, US, sci-fi author (Station in Space, Immortal)
  • Jul 12 Mark O Hatfield, (Sen-R Oregon, 1967- )
  • Jul 13 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), born in Copenhagen (d. 2016)
  • Jul 14 Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • Jul 14 Elfriede Rinkel, Nazi concentration camp guard
  • Jul 15 Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
  • Jul 15 Jeffrey Benson, CEO (600 group)
  • Jul 15 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
  • Jul 17 Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic
  • Jul 18 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher (d. 1996)
  • Jul 19 George McGovern, (Sen-D-SD)/presidential candidate (D-1972), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 19 Rachel Robinson, social activist/humanitarian/Mrs Jackie Robinson
  • Jul 19 Harold Camping, American evangelist, founder of Family Radio
  • Jul 20 Alan Stephenson Boyd, American politician
  • Jul 21 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), born in Dougherty Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Jul 23 Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania
  • Jul 24 Charles Mathias Jr, (Sen-R-MD, 1969-86)
  • Jul 24 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
  • Jul 26 Blake Edwards, OK, writer/director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's)
  • Jul 26 Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)
  • Jul 27 Adolfo Celi, Sicily Italy, director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue)
  • Jul 28 Jacques Piccard, Switzerland, undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
  • Jul 30 Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
  • Jul 31 Lucy Killea, (assemblywoman-California)

Weddings in History

  • Jul 18 British naval officer Louis Mountbatten (22) weds Lord Mount Temple's daughter Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (20) at St. Margaret's in Westminster, London

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot (b. 1894)
  • Jul 6 Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (b. 1863)
  • Jul 7 Cathal Brugha, Chief of Staff of Irish Republican Army (b.1874)
  • Jul 13 Martin Dies, American politician (b. 1870)
  • Jul 17 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57
  • Jul 19 Cornelis A Pekelharing, Dutch histologist, dies on 74th birthday
  • Jul 20 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (b. 1856)
  • Jul 21 Djemal Pasha, dictator of Turkey, murdered
  • Jul 22 Jokichi Takamine, Japanese chemist (b. 1854)
  • Jul 22 John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding), dies at 67
  • Jul 29 Edward Gailliard, Flemish language/archaeologist, dies at 81