Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Today in History: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On July 22, 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside a movie theater in Chicago.
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On this date in:
1587A second English colony, also fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances, was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
1796The city of Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland.
1933American aviator Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world in seven days, 18 1/2 hours.
1937The Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court. 
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1943American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily.
1981Turkish extremist Mehmet Ali Agca was sentenced in Rome to life in prison for shooting Pope John Paul II. (He served 19 years.)
1991Police in Milwaukee arrested serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who later confessed to murdering 17 men and boys.
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1994O.J. Simpson pleaded innocent to the slaying of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
1995Susan Smith was convicted by a jury in Union, S.C., of first-degree murder for drowning her two sons. (She is serving life in prison.)
1998Iran tested a medium-range missile capable of reaching Israel or Saudi Arabia.
2003Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai were killed when U.S. forces stormed a villa in Mosul, Iraq.
2004The Sept. 11 commission issued a report saying America's leaders failed to grasp the gravity of terrorist threats before the 9/11 attacks.
2006Israeli tanks, bulldozers and armored personnel carriers knocked down a fence and barreled over the Lebanese border as forces seized the village of Maroun al-Ras from Hezbollah.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Danny Glover turns 69 years old today.
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Bob DoleFormer Senate majority leader, presidential candidate92
Orson BeanActor87
Oscar de la RentaFashion designer83
Louise FletcherActress ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")81
Terence StampActor77
Alex TrebekGame show host ("Jeopardy")75
George ClintonFunk singer74
Kay Bailey HutchisonFormer U.S. senator, R-Texas72
Bobby ShermanActor, singer72
Albert BrooksActor, director68
Don HenleyRock singer (The Eagles)68
Al Di MeolaJazz guitarist61
Rob EstesActor52
Emily SaliersFolk musician, singer (Indigo Girls)52
John LeguizamoActor51
David SpadeActor, comedian ("Saturday Night Live")51
Rufus WainwrightRock singer42
Franka PotenteActress41
A.J. CookActress37
Selena GomezActress23
Prince GeorgeMember of the British royal family2
Actor Willem Dafoe turns 60 years old today.
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