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Calendar for July 22nd, 2014

1790s

  • 1793: Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing north of Mexico

  • 1820s

  • Born 1822: Gregor Mendel (geneticist)

  • 1830s

  • Died 1832: Napoleon II of France

  • 1840s

  • Born 1844: William Archibald Spooner (known for verbal inversions called "spoonerisms")

  • Born 1849: Emma Lazarus (poet)

  • 1870s

  • 1876: Maria Spelterini walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. She crossed with her ankles and wrists manacled to inject some drama

  • 1890s

  • Born 1890: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (matriarch of the Kennedy family)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1908: Amy Vanderbilt (journalist)

  • 1910s

  • Died 1916: James Whitcomb Riley (poet)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1923: Bob Dole (politician)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1932: Oscar de la Renta (fashion desinger)

  • 1933: Flying in his plane, the Winnie Mae, Wiley Post completed the first solo around-the-world flight

  • 1934: John Dillinger, "Public Enemy No. 1," was shot and fatally wounded by a group of FBI agents

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Alex Trebek (game show host)

  • Born 1947: Don Henley (singer)

  • Born 1947: Danny Glover (actor)

  • Born 1947: Albert Brooks (actor)

  • Born 1948: S.E. Hinton (author)

  • 1950s

  • Died 1950: William Lyon Mackenzie King (Canadian prime minister)

  • Born 1955: Willem Dafoe (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1968: Rhys Ifans (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Kristine Lilly (soccer player)

  • 1976: Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, becomes the first Olympic athlete to score a perfect 10

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Corbett Monica (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2008: Estelle Getty (actress)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2013: Dennis Farina (actor)


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