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Notable Historical Events for July 22nd

1943US forces led by Gen George Patton liberate Palermo Sicily

1992Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison

1984Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)

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

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament

1775George Washington takes command of US troops

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)

1997Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

1994OJ Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder

1937Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court

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Notable Birthdays on July 22nd

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

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

1890Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Boston Massachusetts, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, (d. 1995)

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

July 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 22nd

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

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

1972Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi

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

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July 22nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on July 22nd

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

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

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

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

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