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Notable Historical Events for July 22nd

1984Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)

1997Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

1975US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

192125th US Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 289 at Columbia CC in MD

1984113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

1943US forces led by Gen George Patton liberate Palermo Sicily

1994OJ Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder

1775George Washington takes command of US troops

1990119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland

1992Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison

July 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 22nd

1949Alan Menken, New York, Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars)

1940Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy)

1890Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Boston Massachusetts, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, (d. 1995)

1934Louise Fletcher, Birmingham AL, actress (One Flew over Cuckoo's Nest)

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Notable Weddings on July 22nd

1850Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1999Director Martin Scorsese (56) weds Helen Morris in New York

1995Actor Ewan McGregor (24) weds production designer Eve Mavrakis (29)

1972Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi

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July 22nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on July 22nd

1950Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 75

2008Estelle Getty, American actress, dies of Lewy body disease at 84

1802Marie Francois Xavier Bichat, a founder of histology, dies from falling down stairs at 30

1934John Dillinger, shot dead at Biograph Theater in Chicago, at 33

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