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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This is 203rd day of the year and 162 days remain in the year.


July 22 Birthdays

Gregor Mendel
1822–84, Austrian monk noted for his experimental work on heredity.

Emma Lazarus
poet and essayist (1849)

Edward Hopper
artist (1882)

Alexander Calder
sculptor (1898)

Stephen Vincent Benét
author (1898)

Amy Vanderbilt
journalist, author (1908)

Oscar de la Renta
fashion designer (1932)

July 22 in History

1796

Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland.

1933

Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.

1934

John Dillinger was shot to death outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.

1937

Franklin D. Roosevelt's "court packing" scheme was rejected by the U.S. Senate.

1975

Congress restored Confederate general Robert E. Lee's U.S. citizenship.

1990

Greg LeMond won his third Tour de France. A Minnesota native, Lemond was the first American to win the great French cycling race.

2003

Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Ousay, were killed in a firefight.

2013

Prince George of Cambridge is born. He is the first child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

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