22nd July: Today In History

Today is Saturday, July 22nd, the 203rd day of 2017. There are 162 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlights in History:
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.
1587:  In English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
1796:  Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by General Moses Cleaveland (correct).
1862: President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation.
1916:  10 people were killed when a suitcase bomb went off during San Francisco’s Preparedness Day parade; two anti-war labor radicals, Thomas Mooney and Warren K. Billings, were jailed but eventually released amid doubts about their guilt.
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.”
1937:  The U.S. Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.
1946:  The militant Zionist group Irgun blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people.
1967:  American author, historian and poet Carl Sandburg died at his North Carolina home at age 89.
1977:  Elvis Costello’s debut album, “My Aim Is True,” was released by Stiff Records.
1983:  Samantha Smith and her parents returned home to Manchester, Maine, after completing a whirlwind tour of the Soviet Union.
1992:  Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxury prison near Medellin (meh-deh-YEEN’). (He was slain by security forces in December 1993.)
2011:  Anders Breivik (AHN’-durs BRAY’-vihk), 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.

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., is 94.
Actor-comedian Orson Bean is 89.
Author Tom Robbins is 85.
Actress Louise Fletcher is 83.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Chuck Jackson is 80.
Actor Terence Stamp is 79.
Game show host Alex Trebek is 77.
Singer George Clinton is 76.
Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 74.
Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, is 74.
Movie writer-director Paul Schrader is 71.

Quotes Of The Day:
It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.
Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.

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