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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 162 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 9, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,115,200 minutes 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 194 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 3,135 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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July 22 Historical Events
Ottoman Wars in Europe: Siege of Belgrade – John Hunyadi, Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary, defeats Mehmet II of the Ottoman Empire
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.
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.
The first ever motorized racing event is held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The race is won by Comte Jules-Albert de Dion.
The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
World War II: Allied forces capture the Italian city of Palermo.
Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
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
Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
Who were born on July 22?
Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (d. 1619)
Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1846)
Kirk Bryan, American geologist (d. 1950)
John Price, English cricketer
Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
Danny Glover, American actor
Alan Menken, American composer
Despina Vandi, Greek singer
Amean J, Pakistani photographer
Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-born American rugby player
Who died on July 22?
Pope Clement X (b. 1590)
Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (b. 1746)
Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)
William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1828)
Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, actor and rodeo rider who portrayed the Marlboro Man (b. 1940)
Uday Hussein, Iraqi politician, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
László Kovács, Hungarian-born American cinematographer (b. 1933)
Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
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