Today is Thursday July 22nd. It’s National Refreshment Day, National Mango Day, World Brain Day, Hammock Day, International Love & Gratitude Day, National BLT Sandwich Day and National Rat Catcher’s Day
There are 37 days until the DuQuoin State Fair opens
There are 48 days until Labor Day
Today is the day that…
— in 1893, Katharine Lee Bates writes “America the Beautiful”
— in 1933, Wiley Post completes the first solo flight around the world in 7 days and 19 hours
— in 1934, “Public Enemy No. 1”, John Dillinger, was killed by FBI agents outside of Chicago’s Biograph Theatre
— in 1937, The U.S. Senate rejects FDR’s proposal to expand the Supreme Court
— in 1947, Don Henley of the Eagles is born in Gilmer, Texas
— in 1959, Ed Wood’s cult classic movie “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” frequently called one of the worst films ever, premieres
— in 1969, Aretha Franklin was arrested by the Detroit police for causing a disturbance in a parking lot. She reportedly ran down a street sign as she drove away from the police station.
— in 1975, the U.S. House of Representatives votes to restore citizenship to Confederate General Robert E. Lee
— in 1991, police in Milwaukee arrest Jeffrey Dahmer, who confesses to killing 17 men in 1978
— in 1991, Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged she’d been raped by boxer Mike Tyson in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson was later convicted and served 3 years in prison.
— in 1992, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxury prison near Medellin. He was killed by security forces in December 1993.
— in 1994, O.J. Simpson declared himself ‘100 percent not guilty’ in the slayings of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman
— in 1999, the Woodstock ‘99 music festival begins in Rome, New York, drawing over 400-thousand people over four days
— in 2003, U.S. forces killed Saddam Hussein’s sons Odai and Qusai in Mosul, Iraq
— in 2008, Golden Girls star Estelle Getty died at the age of 84. In reality, Estelle was one year younger than her TV daughter, Bea Arthur
— in 2009, DEA agents raided the offices of Michael Jackson’s physician, Dr Conrad Murray, looking for medical notes and records of prescriptions he wrote for Jackson
— in 2011, Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first a bomb blast targeting government buildings in central Oslo, the second a shooting rampage at a youth camp on island of Utøya. In all, 77 people were killed and over 300 injured.
— in 2013, Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was suspended for the rest of the season for violating MLB’s drug policy
— in 2016, Hillary Clinton announces Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice-Presidential running mate
— and in 2019, the Marvel superhero film “Avengers: Endgame” becomes the world’s highest-grossing film overtaking “Avatar” earning $2.9 billion
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