Once Upon A Time – July 22 – 1963 – Sarawak Achieves Independence From British Colonial Rule

1099 First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem

1456 Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats Sultan Murad II

1515 First Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland and Holy Roman Empire – rise of the Habsburgs influence

1942 Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka Extermination Camp

1963 Sarawak achieves independence from British colonial rule

2011 Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first a bomb blast targeting government buildings in central Oslo, second a massacre at a youth camp on island of Utøya

More Historical Events
Jul 22 in Film & TV
1959 Ed Wood’s cult classic “plan 9 from outer space”, called one of the worse films ever, premieres

Jul 22 in Music
1933 Caterina Jarboro sings “Aida” at the New York Hippodrome, becoming the 1st black female opera singer to perform in the US

Jul 22 in Sport
2017 South African golfer Branden Grace records lowest round for a men’s major championship – 62 in 3rd round at British Open, Royal Birkdale, England

Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada – On July 22, 1793

Crew of Belgium RV Belgica see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs – 1st expedition to endure Antarctic winter – On July 22, 1898

Famous Weddings
1515 Anna of Bohemia (12) marries Karel van Ferdinand of Austria

1515 Louis of Hungary (9) marries Maria of Bohemia & succession to Hungarian throne

1850 American composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell (20) at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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