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1925Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher

196244th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA

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

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

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

1963Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament

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

1992Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison

1991Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978

1943US forces led by Gen George Patton liberate Palermo Sicily

2013Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the second team, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

1775George Washington takes command of US troops

1940Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks

1923Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)

1997Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

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

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

199090th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

1937Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court

July 22nd Historical Events
Date Event
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
First Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland & Holy Roman Empire - rise of the Habsburgs influence 
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 during Khmelnytsky Uprising 
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 
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
Crew of Belgium RV Belgica see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs - 1st expedition to endure Antarctic winter 
1901
Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro 
1901
British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case 
1905
Phila Athletic's Weldon Henley no-hits St Louis Browns, 6-0 
1912
5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes 
1912
In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea 
1916
A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in SF killing 10 
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) 
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 
1939
Jane Bolin becomes the 1st African American female judge (NY) 
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) 
1950
Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge 
1950
King Leopold returns to Belgium after 6 years in exile 
1951
General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President 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 
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 
1972
2 Catholics are abducted, beaten, and shot dead in a Loyalist area of Belfast 
1973
28th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning 
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 
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 
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. 
1997
Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches 
1997
The first shipments of oil produced from Kazakhstan's Tengiz field arrive at terminals on the Black Sea for subsequent export through the Bosphoros Strait 
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 
2013
Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the second team, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists) 
2016
Second Possible Zika Infection Is Found in Florida 
2016
Americas|Brazilian Scientists ID Common Mosquito as a Zika Source 
2016
Pokemon GO launches in Japan, bringing global smash-hit game home 
2016
NBA pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte over transgender law-report 
2016
Fox News chief Ailes resigns after sexual harassment claims 
2016
Ted Cruz's non-endorsement brought attacks, but long-term impact unclear 
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