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July 22nd, 2005EventJean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings
July 22nd, 2003EventMembers of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein s sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay s 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.
July 22nd, 2002EventIsrael assassinates Salah Shahade, the Commander-in-Chief of Hamas s military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, along with 14 civilians.
July 22nd, 1999EventThe first version of MSN Messenger was released by Microsoft.
July 22nd, 1997EventThe second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
July 22nd, 1992EventNear Medellin, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.
July 22nd, 1983EventMartial law in Poland is officially revoked.
July 22nd, 1977EventChinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
July 22nd, 1962EventMariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.
July 22nd, 1946EventKing David Hotel bombing: Irgun bombs King David Hotel in Jerusalem, headquarters of the British civil and military administration, killing 90.

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