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This was 203rd day of the year and 162 days remained 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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