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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dillinger dies in a hail of bullets, The Citadel ordered to admit women, Prince George of Cambridge is born ... on this date in history.
By United Press International   |   July 22, 2014 at 3:30 AM   |   Comments

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Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014 with 162 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars and Saturn.


Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include poet Emma Lazarus in 1849; painter Edward Hopper in 1882; U.S. political family matriarch Rose Kennedy in 1890; U.S. psychiatrist Karl Menninger in 1893; poet Stephen Vincent Benet and sculptor Alexander Calder, both in 1898; former U.S. Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., in 1923 (age 91); actor Orson Bean in 1928 (age 86); fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in 1932 (age 82); actors Louise Fletcher in 1934 (age 80) and Terence Stamp in 1938 (age 76); "Jeopardy!" game show host Alex Trebek in 1940 (age 74); actor/singer Bobby Sherman in 1943 (age 71); actor Danny Glover in 1946 (age 68); comedian/actor Albert Brooks and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Don Henley, both in 1947 (age 67); composer Alan Menken in 1949 (age 65); actor Willem Dafoe in 1955 (age 59); R&B singer Keith Sweat in 1963 (age 51); comedians John Leguizamo and David Spade, both in 1964 (age 50); actor Colin Ferguson in 1972 (age 42); singer Rufus Wainwright in 1973 (age 41); and actor/singer Selena Gomez in 1992 (age 22); and Britain's Prince George of Cambridge in 2013 (age 1).


On this day in history:

In 1620, Dutch pilgrims started for America. Their ship -- called the "Speedhaven" -- set sail from Delfshaven, Holland.

In 1793, Canadian explorer Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific.

In 1864, in the first battle of Atlanta, Confederate troops under Gen. John Hood were defeated by Union forces under Gen. William Sherman.

In 1916, a bomb hidden in a suitcase exploded during a Preparedness Day parade on San Francisco's Market Street, killing 10 people and wounding 40. The parade was in support of the United States' entrance into World War I.

In 1933, Wiley Post completed his first solo flight around the world. It took him 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.

In 1934, bank robber John Dillinger died in a hail of bullets from federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.

In 1994, a U.S. federal judge ordered The Citadel, a state-financed military college in Charleston, S.C., to open its doors to women.

In 2003, Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusai, were killed by U.S. forces in a 6-hour firefight at a house in Mosul in northern Iraq.

In 2008, jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and four other members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints were indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of child sexual assault. (Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison.)

In 2009, millions of people across Asia sought vantage points to view a rare 6 1/2-minute solar eclipse, longest of the 21st century.

In 2011, Anders Behring Breivik, a 33-year-old Norwegian right-wing extremist, boasted he was responsible for the massacre of 77 people in Norway's worst peacetime atrocity. (He denied criminal guilt at his Oslo trial, however, saying he was trying to stop a Muslim takeover.)

In 2013, Prince William's wife, Kate, gave birth to a son, third in line to the British throne. The baby was named George Alexander Louis (Prince George of Cambridge).


A thought for the day: "It is the definition of an egoist that whatever occupies his attention is, for that reason, important." -- William R. Manchester

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