July 22nd is also known as Mango Day as well as Hammock Day.
Today marks the 204th day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 162 days remaining until the end of the year.
This day in history was a day of war, rebellious behavior and crimes, but also an interesting day for music, technology advances and movies. Find out all about what happened on July 22 in history.
Did you know that on this day in 2016, Funai Electric announced the world’s last VCR would be made within the month? Demand for VCRs was declining and parts were getting harder to source.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about July 22nd in history!
What memorable events happened on July 22 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Good Vibes Festival was canceled after The 1975’s lead singer kissed his bandmate on stage in protest of Malaysia’s anti-LGBTQIA+ laws.
Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country where homosexual activity is criminalized. Matty Healy, an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, kissed bassist Ross MacDonald to make a point and criticized the government’s stance on the matter.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” became the most financially successful movie of all time.
On this day, the movie had grossed an incredible $2.79 billion!
A deadly 106°F heatwave in Japan killed at least 65 people, and more than 22,000 were hospitalized.
Funai Electric announced that the world’s last VCR would be manufactured this month.
Funai began to manufacture video-cassette recorders in 1983 and was selling 15 million units a year at one point. But with technology evolving so often since then, the equipment needed to build VCRs has become too difficult to find.
The Mariner 1 Space Probe was forced to self-destruct minutes after launching.
Designed to attempt the first flyby of Venus, the Mariner 1 was the first spacecraft launched as part of NASA’s Mariner program. While it was meant to launch on July 21, several failures caused its launch to be delayed by more than 24 hours. Within seconds of launching, the Mariner 1 began drifting off course, and course corrections seemed only to make things worse. The decision was made to abort the flight just 294 seconds after launch, and the probe and its launcher were destroyed.
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Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on July 22 throughout history.
I no doubt deserved my enemies but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.
National Mango Day
Mango is right up on our favorites list out of all the delicious, juicy exotic fruits in the world. That’s why it deserves its very own memorable holiday. So enjoy Mango Day today by using mango in at least one of your meals or drinks.
National Hammock Day
Some days you just want to kick back in a hammock and chill out for a while. If you’ve got that feeling today, then you’re in luck as you’ve pretty much got a free pass to swing around as much as you like in a hammock. Just don’t go blaming us if you get in trouble for skipping work!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The Empire State building only took a little over a year to build (410) days, and it was 12 days ahead of schedule when completed.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on July 22nd shares the same star sign, Cancer.
Cancer is the fourth zodiac sign, and the crab is its symbol. Like their astronomical spirit animal, Cancers are shielded by hard, external shells.
Those of you that were born in July have the Ruby birthstone. Ancient Hindus regarded the ruby as the “king of gems.” The gemstone was believed to protect the wearer from evil.
People born on July 22 were likely conceived the previous year on October 29.
A baby that is conceived on this day will likely be due around April 14th, 2025.