July 22 History

July is the seventh month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, July was the fifth month of the year. July was previously called Quintilis in Latin as it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the seventh month when January and February were added to the calendar.

July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honour Julius Caesar.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number is 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. July 22 has its own special significance in India and world history.

In modern times, July also has 31 days. It is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.

The page contains not only Important historical events but also famous birthdays and deaths each day. Search what happened today in Indian history and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world history on July 22. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 22 July:

  • 1916: In San Francisco, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a parade, killing ten and injuring 40.
  • 1918: Inderal Rai, India’s first pilot, is killed in a clash with German planes around London.
  • 1942: United States government-mandated civilian gasoline rationing begins due to the demands of the war.
  • 1943: World War II: Allied forces capture Palermo during the Allied invasion of Sicily.
  • 1943: World War II: Axis occupation forces stop a mass protest in Athens, killing 22.
  • 1944: The Polish Committee for National Independence publishes its manifesto, starting the period of communist rule in Poland.
  • 1947: The National Flag of India, created by Pingali Venkaiah, was adopted in its present form by the Constituent Assembly of India.
  • 1963: The Crown Colony of Sarawak attains self-rule.
  • 1977: Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is thrown into power.
  • 1981: Apple, India’s first geostationary satellite, starts functioning.
  • 1983: Martial law is officially repealed in Poland.
  • 1990: Greg LeMond, an American road racing cyclist, wins his third Tour de France after the majority of the race, it was Lemond’s second consecutive Tour de France victory.
  • 1992: Near Medellin, 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 Sarna, Ontario.
  • 2011: The mildew research team of the Vivekananda Institute of Tropical Mycology discovered spores of heat-resistant mildew that can tolerate temperatures of 100–115 °C.
  • 2013: At least 89 people are killed and more than 500 others are injured in a series of earthquakes in Dingxi, China.

Famous birthdays and birth anniversaries on this day

  • 1894: Sardar Teja Singh Akarpuri, a member of the first Lok Sabha, was born.
  • 1898: Vinayakrao Patwardhan, a famous classical music singer, was born.
  • 1923: Mukesh, a famous playback singer, was born.
  • 1965: Sandeep Pandey, a famous Indian social worker who was awarded the ‘Ramon Magsaysay Award’, was born.
  • 1970: Devendra Fadnavis, the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra, was born.

Death anniversaries of famous people in India and the world

  • 1933: Yatindra Mohan Sen Gupta, one of the main heroes of the Indian freedom struggle, died.
  • 1968: Muttu Lakshmi Reddy, India’s famous female doctor, social activist and Padma Bhushan recipient, died.

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