This day in history
Today is Sunday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2018. There are 162 days left in the year.
Birthdays: Former Senate majority leader Bob Dole, Republican of Kansas, is 95. Actor-comedian Orson Bean is 90. Author Tom Robbins is 86. Actress Louise Fletcher is 84. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chuck Jackson is 81. Actor Terence Stamp is 80. Former Boston mayor Ray Flynn is 79. Game show host Alex Trebek is 78. Singer George Clinton is 77.
Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 75. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a US representative to NATO and former Republican senator from Texas, is 75. Movie writer-director Paul Schrader is 72. Actor Danny Glover is 72. Singer Mireille Mathieu is 72. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 71. Rock singer Don Henley is 71. Movie composer Alan Menken is 69. Singer-actress Lonette McKee is 65. Jazz musician Al Di Meola is 64.
Actor Willem Dafoe is 63. Rhythm-and-blues singer Keith Sweat is 57. Actress Joanna Going is 55. Actor Rob Estes is 55. Indigo Girls singer Emily Saliers is 55. Actor John Leguizamo is 54. Actor David Spade is 54. Rock musician Pat Badger is 51. Actress Irene Bedard is 51. Actor Colin Ferguson is 46. Actor/singer Jaime Camil is 45. Retired NFL player Keyshawn Johnson is 46. Singer Rufus Wainwright is 45. Actress A.J. Cook is 40. Actor Keegan Allen is 31. Actress Camila Banus is 28. Actress Selena Gomez is 26. Britain’s Prince George of Cambridge is 5.
In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
In 1862, President Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation.
In 1916, 10 people were killed when a suitcase bomb went off during San Francisco’s Preparedness Day parade.
In 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie ‘‘Manhattan Melodrama.’’
In 1937, the US Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
In 1942, the Nazis began transporting Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp. Gasoline rationing involving the use of coupons began along the Atlantic seaboard.
In 1946, the militant Zionist group Irgun blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people.
In 1963, Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson in the first round of their rematch in Las Vegas to retain the world heavyweight title.
In 1975, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
In 1991, police in Milwaukee arrested Jeffrey Dahmer, who later confessed to murdering 17 men and boys (Dahmer ended up being beaten to death by a fellow prison inmate).
In 1992, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxury prison near Medellin. (He was slain by security forces in December 1993.)
In 2011, Anders Breivik, a self-described ‘‘militant nationalist,’’ massacred 69 people at a Norwegian island youth retreat after detonating a bomb in nearby Oslo that killed eight others in the nation’s worst violence since World War II.
In 2013, frenzied crowds of Roman Catholics in Rio de Janeiro mobbed the car carrying Pope Francis as he returned to his home continent for the first time as pontiff, embarking on a seven-day visit. The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, gave birth to a son, Prince George, who became third in line to the British throne after Prince Charles and Prince William. The 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason, the start of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
Last year, Israel’s military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family. Violence resumed near the epicenter of the current crisis after hundreds of Muslim worshippers held evening prayers outside a Jerusalem holy site where Israel had imposed security measures following a deadly attack.