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On July the 22nd
2005 
Brazilian electrician, Jean Charles de Menezes, was shot and killed by police after they had mistakenly assumed he was a terrorist. British police subsequently attempted to cover up the incident by falsely representing the circumstances that led to his shooting, however the police was forced to change their story when the truth was leaked to the press.
1999 
Microsoft released the first version of its MSN Messenger software.
1992 
American actor, Wayne McLaren, died at the age of 51. He was known for having portrayed the Marlboro Man in the Marlboro cigarette commercials. He was an avid smoker and died of lung cancer.
1991 
American serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer, was arrested after police discovered the remains of 11 males in his Milwaukee apartment. He was subsequently murdered in jail while serving a life sentence.
1955 
American actor, Willem Dafoe, was born in Appleton, Wisconsin. His breakthrough film role was that of the compassionate Sergeant Elias in the critically acclaimed film Platoon.
1947 
American comedian, Albert Brooks, was born in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
1946 
The King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which housed the headquarters of the British civil and military administration, was bombed by members of the 'Igrun', killing 90 people. Igrun was a militant Zionist group that operated in Palestine from 1931 to 1948.
1944 
British musician, Rick Davies, was born in Eastcott Hill, Swindon. He is most known for having been one of the founding members of the rock band, Supertramp.
1943 
During the course of the Second World War, allied forces captured the Italian city of Palermo.
1939 
British actor, Terence Stamp, was born in London, England. He is a popular support actor who gained international fame for portraying the villain General Zod, in the 1980 movie, Superman II and more recently Chancellor Finis Valorum in Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
1934 
American gangster and 'Public Enemy No1', John Dillinger, was shot and mortally wounded by agents of the FBI in Chicago.
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