On This Day In History, 22 July

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World Events Today

  • Federal agents tried to arrest the American gangster John Dillinger today in 1934, he drew a pistol, so they shot and killed him
  • Sir Alec Douglas-Home resigned as the leader of the British Conservative party today in 1965, he was succeeded by Edward Heath
  • The American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who committed the murder of 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991, was arrested today in 1991

Entertainment Events Today

  • The independent science-fiction horror movie Plan 9 from Outer Space, considered one of the worst movies ever made, was released today in 1959
  • The English golfer Nick Faldo won the second of his three Open championships today in 1990, it was at the Old Course at Saint Andrews
  • Bradley Wiggins won the 99th Tour de France today in 2012, he was the first British cyclist to win the event

Family Events Today

  • The matriarch of the Kennedy family, Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy, the mother of 9 children including the United States President John F Kennedy, Senator Robert F Kennedy, and Senator Ted Kennedy, was born today in 1890 in Boston
  • The American actor Danny Glover, best known for his role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon movies, was born today in 1946 in San Francisco
  • Prince George of Cambridge, the eldest child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born today in 2013 in London

Main Event Today

  • During World War II, the United States forces liberated Palermo, the capital of Sicily, today in 1943

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Hammock Day

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