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 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

  • 1456
    Ottoman Wars in Europe: Siege of Belgrade – John Hunyadi, Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary, defeats Mehmet II of the Ottoman Empire
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1894
    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.
  • 1942
    The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied forces capture the Italian city of Palermo.
  • 1962
    Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
  • 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
  • 1977
    Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
  • 1997
    The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.

Who were born on July 22?

  • 1559
    Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (d. 1619)
  • 1784
    Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1846)
  • 1888
    Kirk Bryan, American geologist (d. 1950)
  • 1937
    John Price, English cricketer
  • 1941
    Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • 1946
    Danny Glover, American actor
  • 1949
    Alan Menken, American composer
  • 1969
    Despina Vandi, Greek singer
  • 1974
    Amean J, Pakistani photographer
  • 1985
    Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-born American rugby player

Who died on July 22?

  • 1676
    Pope Clement X (b. 1590)
  • 1826
    Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (b. 1746)
  • 1902
    Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)
  • 1908
    William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1828)
  • 1989
    Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (b. 1935)
  • 1992
    Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, actor and rodeo rider who portrayed the Marlboro Man (b. 1940)
  • 2003
    Uday Hussein, Iraqi politician, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
  • 2007
    László Kovács, Hungarian-born American cinematographer (b. 1933)
  • 2007
    Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 2007
    Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)

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