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Notable Historical Events for July 22nd

1963Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1984113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

199090th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

196244th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA

1923Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)

1943US forces led by Gen George Patton liberate Palermo Sicily

1997Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

2013Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the second team, this time for the 2014 Winter Olympics (they would repeat as gold medalists)

1992Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison

1991Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978

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Notable Birthdays on July 22nd

1949Alan Menken, New York, Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars)

1934Louise Fletcher, Birmingham AL, actress (One Flew over Cuckoo's Nest)

1849Emma Lazarus, New York NY, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty)

1940Alex Trebek, Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy)

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Notable Weddings on July 22nd

1995Actor Ewan McGregor (24) weds production designer Eve Mavrakis (29)

1972Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi

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

1999Director Martin Scorsese (56) weds Helen Morris in New York

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Notable Deaths on July 22nd

1802Marie Francois Xavier Bichat, a founder of histology, dies from falling down stairs at 30

1934John Dillinger, shot dead at Biograph Theater in Chicago, at 33

1950Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 75

2008Estelle Getty, American actress, dies of Lewy body disease at 84

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