American writer Sarah Vowell, known for her creations on American history, once said, "History is full of really good stories. That's the main reason I got into this racket: I want to make the argument that history is interesting." While not many agree that history can be interesting several stories from the pages that talk about the post are capable of enchanting even the non-believer. The bygone days are storehouses of many interesting tales and prove that to understand the present better, we need to delve into the past. Isn't it compelling to wonder why dictators like Adolf Hitler did what they did? The pages of history hold the answers to many such confounding mysteries. From how society has evolved to how lands were explored and sea routes were chartered, from how industrialization came into being to how technology was improved, from how topology achieved its present state to why borders were erected between nations, the past has the key to unlock these riddles. The date July 22 is one such important day that has witnessed several events that have made a significant impact on the civilization. Without further ado let us take a look at the events of this day. Tune in to Today in History.