Friday, July 21, 2017

July 22

  • July 22, 1298
    King Edward I combines bowmen and cavalry to defeat William Wallace's Scots at Falkirk
  • July 22, 1306
    Philip IV of France seizes all Jewish property and expels about 100,000 men from France
  • July 22, 1456
    At the Battle of Belgrade, the Hungarian army under prince Janos Hunyadi beat sultan Mehmed II ending the siege of Belgrade with fail
  • July 22, 1587
    A second English colony of 114-150 people under John White, financed by Sir Walter Raleigh, is established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina
  • July 22, 1620
    The Pilgrims, early English settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Plymouth, United States, set out from Holland destined for the New World via Southampton in England
  • July 22, 1652
    Prince Conde's rebels narrowly defeat Chief Minister Mazarin's loyalist forces at St. Martin, near Paris
  • July 22, 1745
    Second Jacobite Rebellion begins by Charles Edward Stuart in Scotland
  • July 22, 1795
    Spain sign the Peace of Basel, a treaty with France ending the War of the Pyrenees and ceding Santo Domingo to France
  • July 22, 1796
    Cleveland, Ohio, is founded by General Moses Cleaveland while surveying the land
  • July 22, 1802
    A British exploring party led by Matthew Flinders set sail from Sydney to make the first circumnavigation of the Australia and identify it as a continent
  • July 22, 1812
    English troops under the Duke of Wellington defeats the French at the Battle of Salamanca in Spain
  • July 22, 1864
    The Battle of Atlanta reachs its peak when Confederate General John Bell Hood launches an all-out attack on Union General William T. Sherman's Army
  • July 22, 1894
    The first major automobile race with prizes and a promoter is organized as a reliability trial by Le Petit Journal of Paris on the 78-kilometer route between Paris and Rouen, France
  • July 22, 1972
    Venera 8 lands on Venus
  • July 22, 1994
    Shoemaker-Levy Comet strikes Jupiter
  • July 22, 2011
    Anders Behring Breivik kills 77 people in twin terrorist attacks in Norway after a bombing in the Regjeringskvartalet government center in Oslo and a shooting at a political youth camp on the island of Ut√łya

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