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July 22nd, 2005 (July 22 2005)EventJean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings
July 22nd, 2003 (July 22 2003)EventMembers 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.Saddam Hussein Quotes
July 22nd, 2002 (July 22 2002)EventIsrael assassinates Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas s military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, along with 14 civilians.
July 22nd, 1999 (July 22 1999)EventThe first version of MSN Messenger was released by Microsoft.
July 22nd, 1997 (July 22 1997)EventThe second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
July 22nd, 1992 (July 22 1992)EventNear Medellin, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.
July 22nd, 1983 (July 22 1983)EventMartial law in Poland is officially revoked. Martial Quotes
July 22nd, 1977 (July 22 1977)EventChinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power. Deng Xiaoping Quotes
July 22nd, 1962 (July 22 1962)EventMariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
July 22nd, 1946 (July 22 1946)EventKing David Hotel bombing: Irgun bombs King David Hotel in Jerusalem, headquarters of the British civil and military administration, killing 90.
July 22nd, 1944 (July 22 1944)EventThe Polish Committee of National Liberation publishes its manifesto, starting the period of Communist rule in Poland
July 22nd, 1943 (July 22 1943)EventAllied forces capture the Italian city of Palermo.
July 22nd, 1942 (July 22 1942)EventThe United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
July 22nd, 1942 (July 22 1942)EventHolocaust: The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins.
July 22nd, 1937 (July 22 1937)EventNew Deal: The United States Senate votes down President Franklin D. Roosevelt s proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 22nd, 1934 (July 22 1934)EventOutside Chicago s Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
July 22nd, 1933 (July 22 1933)EventWiley Post becomes first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
July 22nd, 1916 (July 22 1916)EventIn San Francisco, California, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a Preparedness Day parade killing 10 and injuring 40.
July 22nd, 1864 (July 22 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of AtlantaOutside of Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate General John Bell Hood leads an unsuccessful attack on Union troops under General William T. Sherman on Bald Hill.
July 22nd, 1812 (July 22 1812)EventNapoleonic Wars: Peninsular WarBattle of SalamancaBritish forces led by Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) defeat French troops near Salamanca, Spain.Duke Ellington Quotes
July 22nd, 1805 (July 22 1805)EventNapoleonic Wars: War of the Third CoalitionBattle of Cape FinisterreInconclusive naval action fought between a combined French and Spanish fleets under Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve of Spain and a British fleet under Admiral Robert Calder.
July 22nd, 1796 (July 22 1796)EventSurveyors of the Connecticut Land Company name an area in Ohio "Cleveland" after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.
July 22nd, 1793 (July 22 1793)EventAlexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing north of Mexico.
July 22nd, 1686 (July 22 1686)EventAlbany, New York formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan
July 22nd, 1587 (July 22 1587)EventColony of Roanoke: A second group of English settlers arrive on Roanoke Island off of North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony.
July 22nd, 1499 (July 22 1499)EventBattle of DornachThe Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I.
July 22nd, 1484 (July 22 1484)EventBattle of Lochmaben FairA 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany s brother James III of Scotland; Douglas captured.
July 22nd, 1456 (July 22 1456)EventOttoman Wars in Europe: Siege of BelgradeJohn Hunyadi, Regent of Kingdom of Hungary defeats Mehmet II of Ottoman Empire
July 22nd, 1298 (July 22 1298)EventWars of Scottish Independence: Battle of FalkirkKing Edward I of England and his longbowmen defeats William Wallace and his Scottish schiltrons outside the town.William King Quotes
July 22nd, 1099 (July 22 1099)EventFirst Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon elected first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.

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