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22nd July: Today In History

22nd July: Today In History

Today is Sunday, July 22nd, the 203rd day of 2018.

Today’s Highlights in History:

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.

1587: An English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.

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.

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.

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.

1946: The militant Zionist group Irgun blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people.

1963: Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson in the first round of their rematch in Las Vegas to retain the world heavyweight title.

1975: The House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

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).

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.)

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