What are the important events that happened on July 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
July 22: Facts & Myths About This Day
July 22 is the 203rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 162 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 9, 2022 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,658,448,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatrigon’ day.
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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 184 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,500 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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July 22 Historical Events
First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Battle of Dornach – The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I.
Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Battle between Spanish and British naval forces during the French Revolutionary Wars. During the Battle, Rear-Admiral Nelson is wounded in the arm and the arm had to be partially amputated.
Napoleonic Wars: War of the Third Coalition – Battle of Cape Finisterre – an inconclusive naval action is fought between a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve of Spain and a British fleet under Admiral Robert Calder.
Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15596 mi in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
Japan completes its last reparation to the Philippines for war crimes committed during the imperial Japan’s conquest of the country in the Second World War
Great Flood of 1993: levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
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.
Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers responsible for the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the 21 July 2005 London bombings.
Who were born on July 22?
King Philip I of Castile (d. 1506)
Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
Orson Bean, American film actor
Albert Brooks, American comedian
Don Henley, American singer-songwriter and drummer (Eagles)
Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
Shawn Michaels, American professional wrestler
Franka Potente, German actress
Clemens von Grumbkow, German rugby player
Prince Felix of Denmark, Danish royalty
Who died on July 22?
Charles VII of France (b. 1403)
Trijntje Keever, Dutch woman presumed to have been the tallest woman ever (b. 1616)
Napoleon II, Emperor of the French and King of Rome (b. 1811)
William Kissam Vanderbilt, American businessman and horse breeder, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1849)
Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, actor and rodeo rider who portrayed the Marlboro Man (b. 1940)
Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)
Jarrod Cunningham, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1968)
Estelle Getty, American comedic actress (b. 1923)
Tore Eikeland, Norwegian politician (b. 1990)
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