22nd July

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2005 Man shot dead by Metropolitan police Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by Metropolitan police at Stockwell underground after he was challenged by armed officers and failed to obey their instructions.
2003 Saddam Hussein's sons killed in gun battle The sons of Saddam Hussein, Uday and Qusay Hussein are shot dead during a gun battle in northern Iraq.
1981 Life imprisonment for Mehmet Ali Agca Mehmet Ali Agca is sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting Pope John Paul II.
1943 World War 2 - Palermo captured American troops under General George Patton capture Palermo, Sicily.
1933 Wiley Post flies around the world solo Wiley Post completes the first solo flight around the world in seven days, eighteen hours and thirty minutes.
1917 Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minitster Alexander Kerensky becomes Prime Minister of Russia.
1906 Alfred Dreyfus re-instated into the army Captain Alfred Dreyfus is officially re-instated into the French Army and awarded the Legion of Honour after his wrongful imprisonment for treason.
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On This Day - 22nd July