Historical Events for 22nd July 2022

1793 – Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada
1912 – In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
1916 – A bomb explodes during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco killing 10
1922 – Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
1942 – Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka Extermination Camp
1946 – Militant Zionist organization Irgun bombs the British administrative headquarters for Palestine in southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people of various nationalities injuring 46
1960 – Cuba nationalizes all US-owned sugar factories
1972 – 59th Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium takes 4th consecutive general classification title as well as points and combination events
1973 – 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
1984 – 22nd Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, São Paulo, Brazil: Czech pair Hana Mandlíková and Helena Suková beat Australians Elizabeth Sayers and Wendy Turnbull 6-2, 6-2 for a 2-1 victory

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