Add Your Piece of History… 22nd July

22 Jul
  • On this day in 1926.  Babe Ruth caught a baseball at Mitchell Field in New York.  The ball had been dropped from an air plane flying at
    250 feet.

 

  • On this day in 1933.  Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight. He had travelled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.

 

  • On this day in 2009.  The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occurred over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

 

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

 

Babe Ruth, full-length portrait, standing, fac...

Babe Ruth, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly right, in baseball uniform, holding baseball bat.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Wiley Post, American aviator

Wiley Post, American aviator (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: A total solar eclipse occurred on Jul...

A total solar eclipse occurred on July 22, 2009. It was the longest total solar eclipse during the 21st century, not to be surpassed until 13 June 2132.  It lasted a maximum of 6 minutes and 39 seconds off the coast of Southeast Asia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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2 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 22nd July”

  1. Browsing the Atlas July 24, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    On this day in 2000, I married my wonderful husband.
    On this day in 1992, Selena Gomez was born.
    On this day in 2013, William and Kate’s royal baby was born!

    • 09history - Emma July 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

      What a special day! Happy Anniversary. Thank you so much for adding your piece of history!

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