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Notable Historical Events for July 22nd

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

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

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

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)

1992Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison

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

1937Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court

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

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

1997Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

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Notable Birthdays on July 22nd

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

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

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

1849Emma Lazarus, New York NY, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty)

July 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 22nd

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

1972Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi

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

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

July 22nd Weddings
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July 22nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on July 22nd

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

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

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