JULY 22 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1713 – Jacques-Germain Soufflot the French architect was born the 22nd July 1713. Jacques-Germain Soufflot designed the Panthéon (died 1780).

1894 – The PARiS~ROUEN MOTOR RACE known as the world’s 1st competitive motor race was held in France between Paris and Rouen on the 22nd July 1894.

Le Petit Journal 1894 Paris Rouen Concours des Voitures sans Chevaux Worlds 1st motor car race France front page old newspaper Peugeot driver Louis Rigoulot
The start of the 1894 Paris Rouen Concours des Voitures sans Chevaux, on the front page of Le Petit Journal on the 5th August 1894. Car 27 is a Peugeot 3hp driven by Louis Rigoulot.

1882Edward Hopper the American painter was born on the 22nd July 1882 (died 1967).

1898 – Alexander Calder the American sculptor was born the 22nd July 1898 (died 1976).

1924Margaret Whiting the American singer was born on the 22nd July 1924 (d. 2011).

1933Wiley Post became the 1st person to fly solo around the world on the 22nd July 1933, traveling 25,099 km (15,596 miles) in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.

1936Tom Robbins the American novelist was born on the 22nd July 1936.

1941 – Vaughn Bodē the American illustrator was born the 22nd July 1941 (died 1975).

1942Peter Habeler the Austrian mountaineer was born on the 22nd July 1942.

1944Rick Davies the English singer-songwriter and keyboardist from Supertramp was born on the 22nd July 1944.

1946Danny Glover the American actor was born on the 22nd July 1946.

1947Don Henley the American singer-songwriter and drummer from The Eagles was born on the 22nd July 1947.

1951Dezik & Tsygan became the 1st dogs to make a sub-orbital flight on the 22nd July 1951.

1962 – The Mariner 1 spacecraft had to be destroyed on the 22nd July 1962, after flying erratically several minutes after launch.

1963Emily Saliers the American singer-songwriter and musician from Indigo Girls was born on the 22nd July 1963.

1963Rob Estes the American actor was born on the 22nd July 1963. Rob Estes is best known for his roles as Harry Wilson on 90210, Sgt. Chris Lorenzo on Silk Stalkings, and Kyle McBride on Melrose Place.

1964David Spade the American actor and comedian was born on the 22nd July 1964.

1972SETH FiSHER the American illustrator was born on the 22nd July 1972 (d. 2006). Seth Fisher is known for his work on DC Comics‘ Green Lantern: Willworld, and nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker for Flash: Time Flies and Vertigo Pop! Tokyo. Seth pencilled the Snow story arc of the Batman series Legends of the Dark Knight, and provided the art for Marvel’s Fantastic Four / Iron Man: Big in Japan in 2005. Seth also produced magazine and album covers in Finland and Japan, and worked for Presto Studios doing concept design work on the Myst III: Exile computer game. Seth Fisher died in January 2006, when he had an accidental fall from the roof of a building in Osaka, Japan. His website www.FloweringNose.com  has been kept going by his family, friends and fans, in hope that the rest of the world will not miss the delight of his life and works.

FloweringNose.com website Seth Fisher American comic book artist penciller sketches illustrations designs people characters cartoons
www.FloweringNose.com ~ official website of Seth Fisher (American comic book artist)

1973Daniel Jones the Australian musician, songwriter, and producer from Savage Garden is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his part in the hugely popular Australian pop duo Savage Garden

1983Martial law in Poland was officially revoked on the 22nd July 1983.

1983 ~ SHARNi ViNSON the Australian model, actress and dancer best known for her work on Home and Away and film Step Up 3D was born on the 22nd July 1983.

Sharni Vinson Australian actress dancer model Aussie girl smilling Home& Away Step Up 3D 2011 smile photo by Eva Rinaldi
Sharni Vinson, the Aussie actor joined the cast of Universal’s Blue Crush 2 proving that surfing and bikinis are a woefully under-appreciated combination (2011 photo by celebrity photographer Eva Rinaldi from www.EvaRinaldi.com )

See bikini clad Aussie beach girl Sharni Vinson in her 1st episode on Home & Away as Cassie Turner with Ric Dalby (played by Mark Furze)…

1992 – Selena Gomez the American actress and singer was born on the 22nd July 1992.

1997 – The second Blue Water Bridge opened between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario on the 22nd July 1997.

2002 – Prince Felix of Denmark was born the 22nd July 2002.

2008 – Estelle Getty the American actress died on the 22nd July 2008 aged 84 (born 1923). Estelle Getty was best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls (1985 – 1992), which won her an Emmy, and a Golden Globe on The Golden Palace (1992 – 1993) and on Empty Nest (1993 – 1995).

2013 ~ Prince George of Cambridge was born at 4.24pm Monday 22nd July 2013 (London time). Kate Middleton The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to George Alexander Louis (8lb 6oz) in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in central London on the 4.24pm Monday 22nd July 2013, with Prince William The Duke of Cambridge at her side. Prince George is 3rd in line to succeed his great-grandmother Elizabeth II, to the thrones of the Commonwealth realms, following his grandfather Charles, Prince of Wales and father Prince William The Duke of Cambridge.

Today in History for July 22nd ~ video presented by the Associated Press

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