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Pi Approximation Day
National Penuche Fudge Day
National Hammock Day
National Rat Catcher’s Day
Sarawak Independence Day
Birthday of the late King Sobhuza
Historical Events on July 22
- 1587: Another group of English settler arrive on Roanoke Island. This was to reestablish the deserted colony that disappeared off of this island off the North Carolina coast.
- 1598: The Merchant of Venice is placed on Stationers’ Register. This register gives the Crown control over all published material.
- 1686: Governor Thomas Dongan charters Albany in New York as an official municipality.
- 1793: Alexander Mackenzie becomes the first recorded human to finish a transcontinental crossing of North America when he reaches the Pacific Ocean on this date.
- 1797: British and Spanish naval forces clash at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife during the French Revolutionary Wars.
- 1797: Rear-Admiral Nelson has his arm wounded during the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and it has to be partially amputated in order to prevent it from becoming gangrenous.
- 1805: During the War of the Third Coalition, French and Spanish forces fight inconclusively.
- 1864: General John Bell Hood leads Confederate forces against Union troops led by General William T. Sherman at the Battle of Atlanta during the American Civil War. The attack is unsuccessful.
- 1937:S President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes that more justices be added to the Supreme Court of the U.S.; The U.S Senate votes down that proposal.
- 1942: Gas is rationed among the civilian population to keep it available for military use during World War 2.
- 1942: Jews are systematically deported from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.
- 1943: The Italian city of Palermo is captured by Allied forces during World War 2.
- 1943: A protest is dispersed in Athens, Greece by Axis occupation forces. Over 20 people are killed.
- 1962: The Mariner 1 spacecraft begins to fly erratically after launch and has to be destroyed by NASA.
- 1976: Japan finishes reparation to the Philippines for war crimes during World War 2.
Famous Birthdays on July 22
- American poet and educator, Emma Lazarus is born in 1849.
- Jewish-American biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate Selman Waksman is born in 1888.
- American sculptor Alexander Calder is born in 1898.
- American author Amy Vanderbilt is born in 1908.