Today is Saturday, July 22nd, the 203rd day of the year 2023. There are 162 days left in the year.
On July 22, 1937, the United States Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to increase the number of Supreme Court justices.
In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln submitted a draft Emancipation Proclamation to the Cabinet.
In 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot dead by federal agents outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater after seeing Clark Gable’s film The Manhattan Melodrama.
In 1942, the Nazis began deporting Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp. Gasoline rationing with the use of coupons began along the Atlantic coast.
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In 1943, during World War II, American forces under General George S. Patton occupied Palermo, Sicily.
In 1967, American author, historian and poet Carl Sandberg died at his home in North Carolina at the age of 89.
In 1975, the House joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
In 1991, Milwaukee police arrested Jeffrey Dahmer, who later confessed to murdering 17 men and boys (Dahmer was eventually beaten to death by fellow prison inmates).
In 1992, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from a luxury prison near Medellin. (He was killed by security forces in December 1993.)
In 2011, self-proclaimed “military nationalist” Anders Breivik massacred 69 people at a youth retreat on the Norwegian island after detonating a bomb near Oslo that killed eight in the worst riots since World War II.
In 2015, a federal grand jury indictment indicted Dylan Roof, a young man charged with murdering nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, on 33 counts, including hate crimes, and made him eligible for the death penalty. (Roof becomes the first person to be sentenced to death for federal hate crimes. He is on death row in a federal prison in Indiana.)
In 2020, the mayor of Portland, Oregon, was tear gassed by US government officials as he appeared outside a federal courthouse during riotous protests. Ted Wheeler and hundreds of others opposed the presence of federal police sent by President Donald Trump. California has overtaken New York as the state with the most coronavirus cases. Twitter has announced that it will crack down on accounts and content related to the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon.
10 years ago: In Rio de Janeiro, an enthusiastic mob of Roman Catholics attacked the car carrying Pope Francis, the first pope to return to his homeland and set off on a seven-day visit. The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to her son Prince George, making her third in line to the British throne after Prince Charles and Prince William. 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun was suspended for the rest of the season and the postseason without pay, sanctions began on players allegedly associated with a Florida clinic, and he was accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
5 years ago: Two people were killed and 13 injured when a man walked down the streets of Toronto and opened fire on restaurants and cafes. Authorities said Faisal Hussein, who was described as a mentally unstable loner, shot himself after a rampage. The 17 people who died when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake three days ago were mourned at a service attended by hundreds in the Branson tourist community. Tiger Woods led the final round of a major golf tournament for the first time in nine years and finished tied for sixth at the Open Championship. Francesco Molinari became the first Italian to win a major golf championship at this tournament.
1 year ago: Former President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Steve Bannon was found guilty of contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena from a House committee to investigate the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol. Russia and Ukraine have signed separate agreements with Turkey and the United Nations, paving the way for the much-needed millions of tons of Ukrainian grain and some Russian grain and fertilizer exports across the Black Sea. World Wrestling Entertainment showman Vince McMahon has announced his retirement amid an investigation into allegations of misconduct by the flamboyant businessman and showman who turned a small wrestling company into a global entertainment business. (McMahon will return to the WWE Board of Directors six months later.)
Today’s Birthday: Writer Tom Robbins is 91 years old. Actor Terrence Stamp is 85 years old. Singer George Clinton is 82 years old. Actor and singer Bobby Sherman is 80 years old. Former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (Republican, Texas) is 80 years old. Filmmaker and director Paul Schrader is 77 years old. Actor Danny Glover is 77 years old. Singer Mireille Mathieu is 77 years old. Actor, comedian and director Albert Brooks is 77 years old. Rock singer Don Henley, 76, film composer Alan Menken, 74, singer and actor Ronette Mackie, 70, jazz musician Al Dimeola, 69, actor Willem Dafoe, 68, actor John Leguizamo, 63, R&B singer Keith Sweat, 62, actor Joanna Going, 60, actor Rob Estes, 60, folk singer Emily Sulliers (Indigo Girls) actor and comedian David Spade is 59, actor Patrick Labiorteau is 58, rock musician Pat Badger is 56, actor Irene Bedard is 56, actor Rhys Ifans is 56, actor Diana Maria Riva is 54, actor Colin Ferguson is 51, actor and singer Jaime Camil is 50, singer Rufus Wainwright is 50, and actor Franka Potente. is 50 years old. 49. Actor Parisa Fitz-Henry, 46, A.J. Cook, 45, Keegan Allen, 36, Camila Banas, 33, Selena Gomez, 31, Prince George, Cambridge, 10.