What Happened On This Day – July 22
2011 Lone wolf extremist goes on a massacre in Norway
Anders Behring Breivik an anti-Islamist extremist placed a car bomb in front of the Norwegian Prime Minister's office in Oslo. A few hours after the bomb exploded, killing 8 people and injuring about 200 others, Breivik opened fire at a youth summer camp at the island of Utøya killing 69 participants. This was the deadliest incident of violence in the Scandinavian country since the Second World War.
2003 Raid in Mosul
A raid on a compound near Mosul, Iraq by United States Army 101st Airborne Division ended with the deaths of killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay and Qusay's 14-year old son.
1983 First solo helicopter flight around the world
Australian Dick Smith became the first person to fly a helicopter around the world solo. He started his trip in August, 1982 and it took him around a year to finish his trip.
1933 American aviator Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the Earth
Post landed on Floyd Bennett Field in New York 7 days after he departed alone from the same airfield in a Lockheed Vega aircraft known as Winnie Mae.
1894 World's first competitive motor race
The Paris–Rouen, Le Petit Journal Competition for Horseless Carriages was the world's first city to city motoring competition. Staring in Paris and ending in Rouen, the race was organized by the newspaper Le Petit Journal.
Births On This Day – July 22
1992 Selena Gomez
American actress, singer
1969 Despina Vandi
German/Greek singer, actress
1965 Shawn Michaels
1946 Danny Glover
1923 The Fabulous Moolah
Deaths On This Day – July 22
2007 Ulrich Mühe
1995 Harold Larwood
1950 William Lyon Mackenzie King
Canadian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Canada
1934 John Dillinger
American bank robber, murderer
1916 James Whitcomb Riley