22 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Alexander the Great, 356 BC
  • King Philip III Spain, 1478
  • Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, 1559
  • Rev. William Spooner, 1844
  • Emma Lazarus, 1849
  • Edward Hopper, 1882
  • Rose Kennedy, 1890
  • Karl Menninger, 1893
  • Alexander Calder, 1898
  • Steven Vincent Benet, 1898
  • Edward Dahlberg, 1900
  • Amy Vanderbilt, 1908
  • Jason Robards, Jr., 1922
  • Dan Rowan, 1922
  • Bob Dole, 1923
  • Margaret Whiting, 1924
  • Orson Bean, 1928
  • Vivien Merchant, 1929
  • Oscar De La Renta, 1932
  • Stanley Ralph Ross, 1937
  • Terence Stamp, 1940
  • Albert Brooks, 1946
  • Paul Schrader, 1946
  • Don Henley, 1947
  • Danny Glover, 1947
  • Willem Dafoe, 1955
  • Rhys Ifans , 1968
  • Prince George of Cambridge, 2013

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, 1619
  • Napoleon II (King of Rome), 1832
  • Florenz Ziegfeld, 1932
  • John Dillinger shot dead, 1934
  • Carl Sandburg, 1967
  • Alan B. Shepard, 1998
  • Qusay & Uday Hussein, 2003
  • Estelle Getty, 2008
  • Linda Christian, 2011

Today's Events:

  • 1298 - Brits beat Scots at first battle of Falkirk; Sir William Wallace's 10,200 defeated by 18,500 English.
  • 1847 - Mormons enter the site of what will come to be Salt Lake City.
  • 1904 - First gasoline driven Studebaker car manufactured in South Bend IN.
  • 1933 - One-eyed pilot Wiley Post completes world's first round-the-world solo flight.
  • 1939 - Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia appoints first Black woman judge in America - Jane Bolin.
  • 1944 - Fifty Greek resistance men simultaneously hanged by Nazis in Athens.
  • 1946 - World Health Organization constitution drawn.
  • 1952 - Puerto Rico becomes first independent commonwealth of U.S.
  • 1963 - Profumo scandal rocks Old Bailey in London; MP John Profumo consorting with prostitutes including Christine Keeler, reputed mistress of Russian spy..
  • 1979 - Sony Walkman goes on sale in North America.
  • 1983 - World's largest bond crash-Washington Power System defaults on $2 billion.
  • 1997 - Only six months after climbing to 7,000, Dow Jones crosses 8,000 threshold for the first time.
  • 2011 - Worst terrorist act in Norway history: Anders Behring Breivik kills 8 in Oslo bomb attack and 77 in shooting of summer camp teenagers on Utoya island.
  • 2011 - Biggest divorce settlement in history as Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky agrees to a settlement of up to £200 million to wife Galina Besharova.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Mary Magdalen

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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