Today's Highlight in History:
On July 22, 1933, American aviator Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world as he returned to New York's Floyd Bennett Field after traveling for 7 days, 18 3/4 hours.
On this date:
- In 1587, an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
- In 1796, Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland.
- In 1908, American etiquette expert Amy Vanderbilt was born in New York City.
- In 1934, a man identified as bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.
- In 1937, the Senate rejected President 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.
- In 1943, American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily, during World War II.
- In 1946, Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 90 people.
- In 1975, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
- In 1983, Samantha Smith and her parents returned home to Manchester, Maine, after completing a whirlwind tour of the Soviet Union.
- The Senate Armed Services Committee rejected, on a 9-9 vote, Daryl Jones' bid to become Air Force secretary.
- President Clinton, with Republican lawmakers at his side, signed a bill designed to mold the Internal Revenue Service into a friendlier, fairer tax collector.
- Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai were killed when U.S. forces stormed a villa in Mosul, Iraq.
- Months after her prisoner-of-war ordeal, Pfc. Jessica Lynch returned home to a hero's welcome in Elizabeth, W.Va.
- A bus carrying Polish Catholic pilgrims from a holy site in the French Alps plunged off a steep mountain road, killing 26 people.
- Padraig Harrington survived a calamitous finish in regulation and a tense putt for bogey on the final hole of a playoff to win the British Open.
- Cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 74.
- Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., is 85.
- Singer Margaret Whiting is 84.
- Actor-comedian Orson Bean is 80.
- Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is 76.
- Actress Louise Fletcher is 74.
- Movie director John Korty is 72.
- Rhythm-and-blues singer Chuck Jackson is 71.
- Actor Terence Stamp is 69.
- Game show host Alex Trebek is 68.
- Singer George Clinton is 67.
- Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 65.
- Singer Estelle Bennett (The Ronettes) is 64.
- Movie writer-director Paul Schrader is 62.
- Actor Danny Glover is 61.
- Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 61.
- Rock singer Don Henley is 61.
- Movie composer Alan Menken is 59.
- Actor Willem Dafoe is 53.
- Rhythm-and-blues singer Keith Sweat is 47.
- Actress Joanna Going is 45.
- Actor Rob Estes is 45.
- Folk singer Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) is 45.
- Actor John Leguizamo is 44.
- Actor-comedian David Spade is 44.
- Actor Patrick Labyorteaux is 43.
- Rock musician Pat Badger is 41.
- Actress Irene Bedard is 41.
- Actor Rhys Ifans is 41.
- Actor Colin Ferguson is 36.
- Rock musician Daniel Jones is 35.
- Singer Rufus Wainwright is 35.
- Actress Franka Potente is 34.
- Actress A.J. Cook is 30.
"Somehow a bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever."
Helen Rowland, American writer and humorist (1875-1950).
"Let's all be careful out there!"