This Day In History
July 22
Year 4 Day 354 WWI
Year Month Start Date Event
1849 July 22 July 22 - Charles Mickle, politician (died 1919)
1853 July 22 Pier No.1, of the Victoria Bridge, is begun.
1875 July 22 Died - July 22 - Amable ษno, dit Deschamps, political figure (b.1785)
1893 July 22 Died - July 22 - John Rae, doctor and explorer (b.1813)
1904 July 22 Born - July 22 - Donald O. Hebb, psychologist (d.1985)
1915 July 22 Died - July 22 – Sandford Fleming, engineer and inventor (b.1827)
1922 July 22 Died - July 22 - Sara Jeannette Duncan, author and journalist (b.1861)
1926 July 22 Born - July 22 – Paul Collins, long-distance runner (d.1995)
1932 July 22 Born - July 22 - Doug Kyle, long-distance runner
1932 July 22 Died - July 22 - Reginald Fessenden, inventor and radio pioneer (b.1866)
1940 July 22 Born - July 22 - Alex Trebek, television personality and game show host
1941 July 22 Born - July 22 - Ron Turcotte, jockey
1942 July 22 Born - July 22 - Anita Neville, politician
1947 July 22 Born - July 22 - Bill Matthews, politician
1947 July 22 Born - July 22 - Gilles Duceppe, politician
1947 July 22 July 22 - Two new nuclear reactors go online at the Chalk River research facility
1948 July 22 July 22 - The Dominion of Newfoundland votes 52% to 48% to join the foreign nation of Canada in a questionable referendum.
1950 July 22 Died - July 22 - William Lyon Mackenzie King, lawyer, economist, university professor, civil servant, journalist, politician and 10th Prime Minister of Canada (b.1874)
1953 July 22 Born - July 22 – Paul Quarrington, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and musician
1957 July 22 Born - July 22 - Mich่le Dionne, wife of Jean Charest, 29th Prime Minister of Quebec
1960 July 22 Born - July 22 – Jane Patterson, judoka
1960 July 22 July 22 – Jean Lesage becomes premier of Quebec, replacing Antonio Barrette
1960 July 22 July 22 – Vincent Massey becomes the first Canadian to receive the Royal Victorian Chain
1963 July 22 July 22: The Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism is announced
1968 July 22 Born - July 22 – Harry Taylor, swimmer
1971 July 22 Died - July 22 - W. Ross Thatcher, politician and 9th Premier of Saskatchewan (b.1917)
1971 July 22 July 22 - Ross Thatcher, leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party dies in office
1973 July 22 Born - July 22 - Rufus Wainwright, singer-songwriter
1978 July 22 Born - July 22 - A. J. Cook, actress
1996 July 22 Died - July 22 – Carl Goldenberg, lawyer, arbitrator, mediator and Senator (born 1907)
2004 July 22 July 22 - An arrest is made in the Cecilia Zhang murder case, 9 months after she was abducted.
2008 July 22 Died - July 22 - Helen Gardiner, philanthropist and co-founder of the Gardiner Museum (born 1938)
2009 July 22 Died - July 22 - Mark Leduc, Olympic boxer (born 1964)
2010 July 22 Died - July 22 – Peter Hart, historian (born 1963)
2010 July 22 July 22 – A riot breaks out at a detention centre in Quebec City leaving two people dead.
2011 July 22 Died - July 22 – Brian Vall้e, 70, author, journalist and documentary producer. (born 1940)
2011 July 22 July 22 – Montreal city officials report at least 10 heatwave-related deaths.
2011 July 22 July 22–25: RBC Canadian Open – Vancouver, BC
2012 July 22 July 22: 2012 Edmonton Indy – Edmonton, Alberta