On This Day

On This Day in History for July 22 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 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 13th 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
  • 2016 A man shoots and kills 9 people at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany and then kills himself
  • 2017 10 die in over-heated tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas in human-trafficking incident
  • 2018 Heatwave in Japan kills 11 in one day
  • 2018 Israeli military and allies evacuate over 400 White Helmet Syrian rescue workers from its border with Syria to Jordan

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2018 US President Donald Trump threatens Iran in an all-caps tweet of "consequences" in response to speech by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • 2018 Lone gunman shooting kills 3 including gunman and injures 13 in Toronto, Canada
  • 2019 India's lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 successfully takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota aiming to be fourth nation to soft-land on the moon
  • 2019 French submarine Minerve rediscovered off coast of Toulon, France, after disappearing in 1968 with loss of 52 crew
  • 2019 Air strikes have killed at least 31 people in Maarat al-Numan, north-western Syria, with Russian planes supporting Syrian government being blamed
  • 2019 US President Donald Trump says US could win war in Afghanistan in a week "I just don't want to kill 10 million people. If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth"
  • 2020 California passes New York total for COVID-19 cases (415,763 vs 415,094), though NY death toll much higher

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