On This Day In History
Birthdates which occurred on July 22:
1478 Philip I (the Handsome) 1st Habsburg king of Spain (1506)
1822 Gregor Mendel monk/geneticist, discoverer of the laws of heredity
1844 Rev William Archibald Spooner London, invented "spoonerisms"
1849 Emma Lazarus poet ("The New Colossus"-base of Statue of Liberty)
1784 Friedrich W Bessel, German astronomer (star parallax, Bessel Function)
1822 Hamilton Prioleau Bee, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1897
1822 John George Walker, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1893
1834 Daniel McCook Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1887 Gustav Hertz German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)
1888 Raymond Chandler Chic, mystery writer (The Long Goodbye)
1890 Rose Kennedy mom of JFK, RFK & Ted
1892 Arthur Seyss-Inquart Austrian chancellor (1930s)
1898 Alexander Calder sculptor (mobiles, stabiles)
1898 Stephen Vincent Benét US, writer (The Devil & Daniel Webster)
1908 Amy Vanderbilt authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette)
1921 William Roth (Sen-R-Del)
1923 Robert Dole (Sen-R-Ks Presidental candidate)
1924 Margaret Whiting Detroit, singer (Kreisler Bandstand, Strauss Family)
1928 Orson Bean actor/comedian (I've Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth)
1930 Yuri P Artyukhin cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)
1932 Oscar de la Renta Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973)
1939 Terence Stamp England, actor (The Collector, Alien Nations)
(Question, who was born on this day in 1940?)
Answer, Alex Trebek Sudbury Ontario, TV game host
1941 George Clinton rocker (Testify, Funkadelics)
1944 Estelle Bennett NYC, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Baby)
1945 Bobby Sherman actor/singer (Seattle)
1947 Danny Glover, SF CA, actor (Lethal Weapon, Operation Dumbo Drop)
1947 Albert Brooks LA Calif, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America)
1947 Don Henley drummer (Eagles-Desparado)
1955 Willem Dafoe actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning)
1958 Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg Spokane Wash, playmate (June, 1987)
1965 Patrick Laborteaux LA Calif, actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie)
1978 Heather Noelle Jones, Miss Oregon Teen USA (1996)
Deaths which occurred on July 22:
1035 - Robert I, Duke of Normandy, dies
1461 Charles VII king of France (1422-61), dies at 58
1676 Clement X, [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), dies at 86
1826 Giuseppe Piazzi, monk/mathematician (found 1st asteroid), dies at 80
1861 Barnard Elliot Bee, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 37
1864 James Birdseye Mcpherson, US Union gen-major, dies in battle at 35
1864 William Henry Talbot Walker, Confederate gen-mjr, dies in battle at 47
1934 John Dillinger shot dead at Biograph Theater in Chicago
1967 Carl Sandburg poet (Abraham Lincoln: The Prarie Years), dies at 89
1974 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73
1979 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
1992 Wayne McLaren, model (Marlboro Man), dies of lung cancer at 51
Reported: MISSING in ACTION
1966 WELLS ROBERT J.---PHILADELPHIA PA.
1972 PAIGE GORDON C.---LOS ALTOS CA.
[03/29/73 RELEASED BY DRV, ALIVE IN 98]
POW / MIA Data & Bios supplied by
the P.O.W. NETWORK. Skidmore, MO. USA.
On this day...
0260 St Dionysius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
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
1515 Louis of Hungary (9) marries Maria of Bohemia and succession to Hungarian throne
1515 Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland and Holy Roman Empire
1587 2nd English colony established on Roanoke Island off NC
1648 10,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre
1686 City of Albany, NY chartered
1775 George Washington takes command of the troops
1796 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleaveland
1812 Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain
1864 Battle of Atlanta-Hood attacks Sherman & suffers terrible losses
1893 Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful," in Colorado
1898 Belgica crew see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs-1st to endure Antarct winter
1908 W Lorenz discovers asteroid #665 Sabine
1916 A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in SF killing 10
1917 Alexander Kerensky becomes Russian PM
1917 M Wolf discovers asteroids #879 Ricarda, #880 Herba & #881 Athene
1918 Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park
1923 Walter Johnson becomes the 1st to strikeout 3,000
1926 105ø F (41ø C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)
1926 108ø F (42ø C), Troy, New York (state record)
1930 G Neujmin discovers asteroid #1306 Scythia
1933 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida," NYC-1st negro prima donna in US
1933 Wiley Post completes 1st round-the-world solo flight
1937 Irish premier Eamon de Valera wins elections
1937 Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court
1939 1st black woman judge (Jane Matilda Bolin-NYC)
1942 Gasoline rationing begins in US during WW II
1943 Allied forces captured Palermo, Sicily
1944 Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation
1946 Menachen Begin's opposition group (Stern gang) surprise attack on King David hotel
1947 -8ø F (-13ø C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
1950 King Leopold, after 6 years in exile, returns to Belgium
1952 Polish constitution adopted (National Day)
1955 1st VP to preside over cabinet meeting-R Nixon
1955 Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11
1960 Cuba nationalizes all US owned sugar factories
1962 1st US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off
1962 Chic White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)
1963 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson to retain heavywieght championship
1963 The Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"
1967 Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour
1969 Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit
1972 27.53 cm (10.84") of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hr record)
1972 Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus
1975 House of Reps votes to restore citizenship to Gen Robert E Lee
1981 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca sentenced in a Rome to life
1982 Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in NYC
1983 -128ø F (-89ø C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
1983 Dick Smith makes 1st solo helicopter flight around the world
1983 Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law
1986 House of Reps impeaches Judge Harry E Claiborne on tax evasion
1987 US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf
1988 500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research
1990 Greg Lemond of US wins bicycling's 3rd tour de France
1991 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978
1994 A federal judge ordered The Citadel, to open its doors to women.
1999 China outlawed the Falun Gong, or Buddhist Law, and began detaining thousands of its members.
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Pakistan : Bank Holiday
Poland : Liberation Day (1944)
Swaziland : King's Birthday
Virgin Islands : Hurricane Supplication Day (Monday)
Summer Leisure Day
Ice Cream Month
RC, Ang, Luth : Memorial of St Mary Magdalen, penitent
1620 A small congregation of English Separatists, led by John Robinson, began their emigration to the New World. Today, this historic group of religious refugees has come tobe known as the 'Pilgrims.'
1836 Birth of Emily E. S. Elliott, Anglican missions supporter and hymnwriter. Nieceof Charlotte Elliott (who wrote the hymn 'Just As I Am'), Emily penned the words to the hymn'Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.'
1847 The first large company of Mormon immigrants entered the Salt Lake Valley, in whatwas still Mexican territory. Soon after, Mormon leader Brigham Young founded Salt Lake City,Utah.
1865 Birth of Peter P. Bilhorn, sacred composer. He produced over 1,400 hymns in hislife, including 'I Will Sing the Wondrous Story' and 'Sweet Peace, The Gift of God's Love.'
1981 Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca, 23, was sentenced to life imprisonment for hisattempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in May of this year.
Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Thought for the day :
"The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up."
Things To Do If You Ever Became An Evil Overlord...
When you create a multimedia presentation of your plan designed so that your five-year-old advisor can easily understand the details, DO NOT label the disk "Project Overlord" and leave it lying on top of your desk.
PUNishment of the the day...
Herb gardeners who work extra get thyme and a half.
Duels to the death permitted on the common on Sundays provided that the Governor is present.
How To Annoy Osama bin Laden If You're Invited To A Dinner Party At His Secret Afghan Lair...
Leave business cards for the Israeli Mossad in his Rolodex.