22 July

22 July

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 22nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 22nd in history!

Global Celebrations

  • National Mango Day
  • National Hammock Day
  • National Penuche Fudge Day

Historic Events

2011: Lone wolf extremist goes on a massacre in Norway

2003: Raid in Mosul
A raid on a compound near Mosul, Iraq by the United States Army 101st Airborne Division ended with the deaths of killing Saddam Hussein’s sons Uday and Qusay and Qusay’s 14-year-old son.

1983: First solo helicopter flight around the world
Australian Dick Smith became the first person to fly a helicopter around the world solo. He started his trip in August 1982 and it took him around a year to finish his trip.

1933: American aviator Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the Earth
Post landed on Floyd Bennett Field in New York 7 days after he departed alone from the same airfield in a Lockheed Vega aircraft known as Winnie Mae.

1899: 19-year-old Frank Embree after being whipped 103 times and before being hanged from a tree by a white mob in Fayette, Missouri on July 22nd, 1899.

19-year-old Frank Embree after being whipped 103 times and before being hanged from a tree by a white mob in Fayette, Missouri on July 22nd, 1899.

1894 World’s first competitive motor race
The Paris–Rouen, Le Petit Journal Competition for Horseless Carriages was the world’s first city-to-city motoring competition. Staring in Paris and ending in Rouen, the race was organized by the newspaper Le Petit Journal.

Famous Birthdays

1992: Selena Gomez – American actress, singer

1969: Despina Vandi – German/Greek singer, actress

1965: Shawn Michaels – American wrestler

1946: Danny Glover – American actor

1923: The Fabulous Moolah – American wrestler

Heartbreaking Deaths

2007: Ulrich Mühe – German actor

1995: Harold Larwood – English cricketer

1950: William Lyon Mackenzie King – Canadian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Canada

1934: John Dillinger – American bank robber, murderer

1916: James Whitcomb Riley – American poet


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