Historical Events on this Day in History

Events in History for Tuesday 22nd July 2014

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259 - St Dionysius elected as Pope, succeeding Sixtus II
1099 - First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1298 - English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk
1306 - King Phillip the Fair, orders expulsion of Jews out of France
1456 - Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats sultan Murad II
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.
1489 - "Tractate Niddah" a talmudic edition, 1st printed
1489 - Treaty of Frankfurt signed between Maximilian of Austria and King Charles VIII of France
1515 - Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland & Holy Roman Empire
1535 - Christians captured in Tunis in uprising against Adm Barbarossa
1582 - Willem van Orange moves from Antwerp to Delft
1587 - 2nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off NC
1627 - English fleet under George Villiers lands on the Rhe [OS=June 12]
1632 - Foundation laid in Madrid for Buen Retiro-palace for king Philip IV
1648 - 10,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre
1686 - City of Albany, NY chartered
1691 - Battle at Aghrim: English/Dutch army beats France
1729 - Diamonds found in Minas Geras Brazil
1731 - Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
1739 - Turks defeats Holy Roman Emp at Crocyka Yugoslavia & threaten Belgrade
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1775 - George Washington takes command of US troops
1793 - Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
1796 - Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleveland
1812 - Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain
1859 - V E Walker takes 10-74 in an innings for England v Surrey
1864 - Battle of Atlanta-Hood attacks Sherman, 8449 conf, 3641 US die
1865 - V E Walker takes 10-104 in an innings for Middlesex v Lancs
1893 - Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" in Colorado
1898 - Belgica crew see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs-1st to endure Antarct winter
1901 - Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
1901 - The British House of Lordsin its role as court rules that trade unions can be sued for actions of its members in the Taff Vale Case
1905 - Phila Athletic's Weldon Henley no-hits St Louis Browns, 6-0
1912 - 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes
1916 - A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in SF killing 10
1917 - Alexander Kerensky becomes Russian PM
1917 - British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades
1918 - Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park
1919 - De Falla & Massine's "Three-cornered Hat" premieres in London
1921 - 25th US Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 289 at Columbia CC in MD
1922 - Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
1923 - Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)
Baseball Player and Manager Leo DurocherBaseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher 1925 - Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher
1926 - 105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)
1926 - 108°F (42°C), Troy, NY (state record)
1926 - Cin Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
1933 - 1st solo flight round the world 7d 19hrs (Wiley Post)
1933 - Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida", NYC-1st negro prima donna in US
1934 - Outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
1935 - Lester Walton appointed minister to Liberia
1936 - Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive HRs
1937 - Irish premier Eamon de Valera wins elections
1937 - Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1939 - 1st black woman judge (Jane Matilda Bolin-NYC)
1940 - Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks
1942 - 4th Russian army forms with 80 tanks
1942 - Gasoline rationing using coupons begins
1942 - Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka extermination Camp
1943 - US forces led by Gen George Patton liberate Palermo Sicily
1944 - Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation
1946 - Estelle Bennett, rocker (Ronettes)
1946 - Menachen Begin's opposition group surprise attack on King David hotel
1947 - -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton 1950 - Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge
1950 - King Leopold returns to Belgium after 6 years in exile
1951 - Gen Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed pres of Portugal
1952 - Poland adopts Communist-imposed Constitution
1954 - US Virgin Islands adopt constitution (Revised Organic Act)
1954 - WTHI TV channel 10 in Terre Haute, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - 1st VP to preside over cabinet meeting-R Nixon
1955 - Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
1959 - Benjamin Britten's "Missa Brevis" in D premieres
1959 - Earth gas found at Kolham (Slochteren) Groningen
1960 - Cuba nationalizes all US-owned sugar factories
1961 - WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
Golfer Gary PlayerGolfer Gary Player 1962 - 44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA
1962 - Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
1962 - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Tournament
1963 - Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"
1963 - Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1965 - Edward Heath succeeds Alec Douglas-Hume as leader of Brit Cons party
1967 - 1st major appearance by Vanilla Fudge (Village Theater NYC)
1967 - Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
1967 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Ladies' Golf Open
1967 - Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
1968 - Sir John Newsome recommends public schools should take 50% of their intake from the state school system
1969 - Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit
1969 - USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite
1971 - Sudanese military counter-coup under premier Numeiry
1972 - 10.84" (27.53 cm) of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hr record)
1972 - Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus
1973 - 28th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee 1975 - US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee
1976 - "Let My People Come" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances
1979 - Pat Meyers wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1981 - Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life
1982 - Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle
1983 - -128.6°F (-89.2°C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
1983 - Angels OF Brian Downing error ends his record streak at 244 games
1983 - Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
1983 - Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law
1984 - 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews
1984 - 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
1984 - Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)
1984 - Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France
1986 - House of Reps impeaches Judge Harry E Claiborne on tax evasion
1987 - Said Aouita of Morocco sets 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome
1987 - Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian)
1987 - US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
1988 - 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
1989 - Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
1990 - 119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland
1990 - 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson
1990 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
1990 - Greg LeMond of US wins his 3rd Tour de France
1991 - Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978
Colombian Drug Lord Pablo EscobarColombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar 1992 - Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison
1992 - Soyuz TM-15 launches
1993 - NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
1993 - Soyuz TM-17 lands
1994 - 23rd & last part of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (since July 16th)
1994 - Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center
1994 - Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
1994 - Military coup in Gambia: Pres Dawda Jawara flees
1994 - OJ Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
1994 - William Sigei runs world record 10k (26:52.53)
1995 - Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), lands
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson 1995 - Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina
1997 - Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris
1997 - The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
2001 - 130th British Golf Open: David Duval shoots a 274 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
2002 - Israel assassinates Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas's military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, along with 14 civilians.
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.
2005 - Jean 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
2007 - 136th British Golf Open: Pádraig Harrington shoots a 277 at Carnoustie Golf Links
2011 - Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.
2012 - Car bombs kills 20 people and injures 80 in Madaen and Najaf, Iraq
2012 - Pranab Mukherjee is elected President of India
2012 - At least 77 people are killed by torrential rain in Beijing, China
2012 - 141st British Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 273 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
2013 - 89 people are killed and 500 are injured by earthquakes in Gansu province, China

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