About July 22

July 22, 2021 is the 203rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 162 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 194 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 22

  • 838
    Battle of Anzen: the Byzantine emperor Theophilos suffers a heavy defeat by the Abbasids.
  • 1099
    First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
  • 1298
    Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Falkirk – King Edward I of England and his longbowmen defeat William Wallace and his Scottish schiltrons outside the town of Falkirk.
  • 1456
    Ottoman Wars in Europe: Siege of Belgrade – John Hunyadi, Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary, defeats Mehmet II of the Ottoman Empire
  • 1499
    Battle of Dornach – The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I.
  • 1686
    Albany, New York is formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan.
  • 1706
    The Acts of Union 1707 are agreed upon by commissioners from the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, which, when passed by each countries’ Parliaments, lead to the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Atlanta – outside Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate General John Bell Hood leads an unsuccessful attack on Union troops under General William T. Sherman on Bald Hill.
  • 1894
    The first ever motorized racing event is held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The race is won by Comte Jules-Albert de Dion.
  • 1933
    Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15596 mi in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
  • 1937
    New Deal: the United States Senate votes down President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: the systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins.
  • 1942
    The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
  • 1943
    World War II: Allied forces capture the Italian city of Palermo.
  • 1946
    King David Hotel bombing: a Zionist underground organisation, the Irgun, bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, site of the civil administration and military headquarters for Mandate Palestine, resulting in 91 deaths.
  • 1983
    Martial law in Poland is officially revoked.
  • 1992
    Near Medellín, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.
  • 1997
    The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
  • 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 responsible for the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the 21 July 2005 London bombings.

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