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Notable Historical Events for July 22nd

1997Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches

1775George Washington takes command of US troops

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

1937Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court

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

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

1925Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher

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

199090th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

1975US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

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Notable Birthdays on July 22nd

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

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

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

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

July 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 22nd

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

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

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

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

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