What happened this day in history July 22

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

  • 1099
    First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1499
    Battle of Dornach – The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I.
  • 1797
    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.
  • 1805
    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.
  • 1933
    Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15596 mi in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
  • 1942
    The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
  • 1976
    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
  • 1993
    Great Flood of 1993: levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • 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 responsible for the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the 21 July 2005 London bombings.

Who were born on July 22?

  • 1478
    King Philip I of Castile (d. 1506)
  • 1711
    Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
  • 1928
    Orson Bean, American film actor
  • 1947
    Albert Brooks, American comedian
  • 1947
    Don Henley, American singer-songwriter and drummer (Eagles)
  • 1964
    Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
  • 1965
    Shawn Michaels, American professional wrestler
  • 1974
    Franka Potente, German actress
  • 1983
    Clemens von Grumbkow, German rugby player
  • 2002
    Prince Felix of Denmark, Danish royalty

Who died on July 22?

  • 1461
    Charles VII of France (b. 1403)
  • 1633
    Trijntje Keever, Dutch woman presumed to have been the tallest woman ever (b. 1616)
  • 1832
    Napoleon II, Emperor of the French and King of Rome (b. 1811)
  • 1920
    William Kissam Vanderbilt, American businessman and horse breeder, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1849)
  • 1992
    Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, actor and rodeo rider who portrayed the Marlboro Man (b. 1940)
  • 1998
    Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 2001
    Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • 2007
    Jarrod Cunningham, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1968)
  • 2008
    Estelle Getty, American comedic actress (b. 1923)
  • 2011
    Tore Eikeland, Norwegian politician (b. 1990)

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