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, 1,626,912,000 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 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

  • 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.
  • 1587
    Colony of Roanoke: a second group of English settlers arrives on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony.
  • 1793
    Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: Peninsular War – Battle of Salamanca – British forces led by Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) defeat French troops near Salamanca, Spain.
  • 1916
    In San Francisco, California, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a Preparedness Day parade killing 10 and injuring 40.
  • 1933
    Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15596 mi in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
  • 1977
    Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
  • 2002
    Israel kills Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas’s military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 22?

  • 1621
    Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician (d. 1683)
  • 1946
    Stephen M. Wolownik, American musicologist (d. 2000)
  • 1953
    Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • 1954
    Al Di Meola, American guitarist
  • 1970
    Jason Becker, American musician
  • 1972
    Keyshawn Johnson, American football player
  • 1975
    Sam Jacobson, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983
    Dries Devenyns, Belgian cyclist
  • 1993
    Amber Beattie, English actress

Who died on July 22?

  • 1986
    Ede Staal, Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 1999
    Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth) (b. 1958)
  • 2000
    Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)
  • 2000
    Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
  • 2001
    Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • 2003
    Qusay Hussein, Iraqi politician, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1966)
  • 2003
    Uday Hussein, Iraqi politician, son of Saddam Hussein (b. 1964)
  • 2004
    Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1922)
  • 2007
    Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 2009
    Richard M. Givan, Indiana Supreme Court chief justice (b. 1921)

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