Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 22

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1099First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon was elected the first Protector of the Holy Sepulchre in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. needs more footnotes
1209 – The first major military action of the Albigensian Crusade took place as a crusader army captured Béziers in southern France and slaughtered the inhabitants. refimprove section
1298 – English forces led by Edward Longshanks defeated William Wallace's Scottish troops at the Battle of Falkirk. needs more footnotes
1456 – Forces under John Hunyadi lifted the Siege of Belgrade and defeated an Ottoman invasion into the Kingdom of Hungary. unreferenced section
1691Williamite War: The Battle of Aughrim, the decisive battle of the war and the bloodiest fought on Irish soil, ended James II of England's cause in Ireland. refimprove section
1793 – Scottish explorer Alexander Mackenzie inscribed his name on a rock (pictured) near Dean Channel after becoming the first recorded person to complete a transcontinental crossing of North America north of Mexico. inaccurate - he didn't inscribe the rock, he painted it; and surveyors later inscribed the same words
1812Peninsular War: An Anglo-Portuguese force led by Arthur Wellesley inflicted a severe defeat on Marshal Auguste de Marmont and his French troops near Salamanca, Spain. needs more footnotes
1864American Civil War: Confederate forces unsuccessfully attacked Union troops at the Battle of Atlanta. expand section
1894 – Despite finishing in first place in the world's first auto race, Jules-Albert de Dion did not win, as his steam-powered car was against the rules. unreferenced section
1934 – Bank robber John Dillinger, whose exploits were sensationalized across the United States, was shot dead by police in an ambush outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago. multiple issues
1946 – A bomb destroyed the headquarters of the British Mandate of Palestine at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing about 90 people and injuring 45 others. missing page numbers
1977 – After having been removed from power by the Gang of Four the year before, Deng Xiaoping returned to leadership positions within the Communist Party of China. unreferenced section
1993 – During the Great Flood of 1993, levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois, US, ruptured, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. more citations needed
2002 – Following a trial that captivated Brazil, a court in São Paulo sentenced Suzane von Richthofen to 39½ years in prison for the murders of her parents. multiple issues
2003Coalition forces attacked a compound in Mosul, killing two of Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay, the "aces of hearts and clubs" on the U.S. list of most-wanted Iraqis. Uday: refimprove section, Qusay: refimprove
2011Two sequential terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utøya claimed the lives of 77 people in the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II. Overly detailed


July 22: Feast day of Saint Mary Magdalene (Christianity); Pi Approximation Day

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