Events in History on July 22

  • 259 St Dionysius elected as Pope, succeeding Sixtus II
  • 1099 First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1298 English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk
  • 1306 King Phillip the Fair, orders expulsion of Jews out of France
  • 1456 Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats Sultan Murad II
  • 1484 Battle of Lochmaben Fair - a 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.
  • 1489 "Tractate Niddah" a talmudic edition, 1st printed
  • 1489 Treaty of Frankfurt signed between Maximilian of Austria and King Charles VIII of France
  • 1515 First Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland & Holy Roman Empire - rise of the Habsburgs influence
  • 1535 Christians captured in Tunis in uprising against Adm Barbarossa
  • 1582 Willem of Orange moves from Antwerp to Delft
  • 1587 2nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off NC
  • 1627 English fleet under George Villiers lands on the Rhe [OS=June 12]
  • 1632 Foundation laid in Madrid for Buen Retiro-palace for king Philip IV
  • 1648 10,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre during Khmelnytsky Uprising
  • 1686 City of Albany, NY chartered
  • 1691 Battle at Aghrim: English/Dutch army beats France
  • 1729 Diamonds found in Minas Geras, Brazil
  • 1731 Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
  • 1739 Ottoman Empire defeats Austria at Crocyka (Krotzka) in Serbia & subsequently successfully laid seige to Belgrade

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1775 George Washington takes command of the Continental Army

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1793 Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
  • 1796 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleveland
  • 1812 Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain
  • 1859 V E Walker takes 10-74 in an innings for England v Surrey
  • 1864 Battle of Atlanta-Hood attacks Sherman, 8,449 Confederate and 3,641 US soldiers die
  • 1865 V E Walker takes 10-104 in an innings for Middlesex v Lancashire
  • 1893 Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" in Colorado
  • 1898 Crew of Belgium RV Belgica see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs - 1st expedition to endure Antarctic winter
  • 1901 Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
  • 1901 British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case
  • 1905 Philadelphia Athletic's Weldon Henley no-hits St Louis Browns, 6-0
  • 1912 In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
  • 1916 A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in SF killing 10
  • 1917 British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades
  • 1918 Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park
  • 1919 De Falla & Massine's "Three-cornered Hat" premieres in London
  • 1922 Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
  • 1926 105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)
  • 1926 108°F (42°C), Troy, NY (state record)
  • 1933 1st solo flight round the world 7d 19hrs (Wiley Post)
  • 1933 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida", NYC-1st negro prima donna in US
  • 1934 Outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
  • 1935 Lester Walton appointed US minister to Liberia
  • 1937 Irish premier Eamon de Valera wins elections

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1937 US Senate rejects FDR's proposal to enlarge Supreme Court

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1939 Jane Bolin becomes the 1st African American female judge (NY)

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1940 Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1942 4th Russian army forms with 80 tanks
  • 1942 Gasoline rationing using coupons begins
  • 1942 Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka Extermination Camp

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1943 US forces led by Gen George Patton liberate Palermo Sicily

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1944 Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation
  • 1946 Militant Zionist organisation Irgun bombs the British administrative headquarters for Palestine in the southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people of various nationalities and injuring 46.
  • 1947 -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
  • 1950 Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge
  • 1950 King Leopold returns to Belgium after 6 years in exile
  • 1951 General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal
  • 1952 Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
  • 1954 US Virgin Islands adopt constitution (Revised Organic Act)

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1955 Richard Nixon becomes the first US Vice President to preside over a cabinet meeting

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • 1959 Benjamin Britten's "Missa Brevis" in D premieres
  • 1959 Natural gas found at Slochteren, Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1960 Cuba nationalizes all US-owned sugar factories
  • 1962 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
  • 1963 Sarawak achieves independence from British colonial rule
  • 1965 Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Home as leader of British Conservative party
  • 1967 1st major appearance by Vanilla Fudge (Village Theater NYC)
  • 1967 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
  • 1968 Sir John Newsome recommends public schools should take 50% of their intake from the state school system
  • 1969 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit
  • 1969 USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
  • 1971 Sudanese military counter-coup under premier Numeiry
  • 1972 10.84" (27.53 cm) of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hr record)
  • 1972 Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus
  • 1972 2 Catholics are abducted, beaten, and shot dead in a Loyalist area of Belfast

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1975 US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1981 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome, Italy court to life
  • 1982 Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle
  • 1983 -128.6°F (-89.2°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 PM Januzelski lifts martial law
  • 1986 US House of Representatives impeaches Judge Harry E. Claiborne for tax evasion
  • 1987 Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
  • 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
  • 1989 Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss

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1991 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 men in 1978

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer

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1992 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes prison

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • 1992 Soyuz TM-15 launches
  • 1993 Soyuz TM-17 lands
  • 1994 23rd & last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (since July 16th)
  • 1994 Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center
  • 1994 Military coup in Gambia: Pres Dawda Jawara flees
  • 1994 William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
  • 1995 Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), lands
  • 1995 Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina
  • 1997 Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris
  • 1997 The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
  • 1997 The first shipments of oil produced from Kazakhstan's Tengiz field arrive at terminals on the Black Sea for subsequent export through the Bosphoros Strait
  • 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. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings
  • 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
  • 2012 Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq
  • 2012 At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China
  • 2012 Pranab Mukherjee is elected President of India
  • 2013 89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China
  • 2014 Both the United Arab Emirates and the USA announce aid packages to besieged Gaza
  • 2014 European Union claim that Israel 'has the right to defend itself', but say civilian casualties in Gaza are unacceptable
  • 2015 'Oldest' Qur'an fragments discovered in collection of Birmingham University, radiocarbon testing dates to AD568 - AD645

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2016 Hillary Clinton announces Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice Presidential running mate

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton