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Notable Historical Events for July 22nd

1991Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978

1990119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland

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

192125th US Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 289 at Columbia CC in MD

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

1940Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks

1992Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison

1925Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher

1937Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court

1775George Washington takes command of US troops

July 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 22nd

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

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

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

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

July 22nd Weddings
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July 22nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on July 22nd

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

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

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