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Notable Historical Events for July 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

1940Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks

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

1937Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court

1991Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 males in 1978

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 22nd

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)

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

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

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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

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

1972Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi

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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

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

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