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1587 An 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, who spelled his name that way.
1893 Wellesley College professor Katharine Lee Bates visited the summit of Pikes Peak, where she was inspired to write the original version of her poem "America the Beautiful."
1916 A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, killing 10 people.
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.
1946 Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 90 people.
1975 The House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
In The Star
July 22, 1938, in The Star: Anniston’s rainfall this year is almost six inches ahead of the total at this time in 1937, a check today revealed. The total to date is 44.98 inches, while the total for this point last year was 38.37 inches. Our average annual rainfall is 53 inches. Also this date: From today’s lead editorial: “A happy instance of how the white and the colored people of Anniston cooperate in civic undertaking comes to light in the announcement that the long sought Negro library will officially open its doors during the first week of August.” The editorial goes on to state the library will be in the basement of the Congregational Methodist Church on West Fifteenth Street and that a woman named Vester Stevens will serve as librarian — “and, as far as we know, without the slightest idea of receiving any salary.” Five hundred books have been collected so far, but the editorial suggests that Anniston residents need only search their attics and basements to find unused books many times that number that they could donate.
July 22, 1988, in The Star: Wallace “Woody” Woodruff of Alexandria — who has never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate and who called this year's Democratic convention “the biggest joke that ever lived” — gave grudging praise to the presidential nomination acceptance speech Michael Dukakis gave last night. Said Woodruff, “He's a nice fellow — too bad he can't win.” The Massachusetts governor's carefully phrased remarks were about the only products of the convention that the region's typical Reagan-supporting Democrats found comforting. They fretted about Dukakis' platform, although many said they don't place much importance on any party planks. They thought the whole process dragged on too long. And they saw evidence of liberal tendencies everywhere.
Birthdays for July 22
Opera singer Licia Albanese is 100. Actor-comedian Orson Bean is 85. Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is 81. Actress Louise Fletcher is 79. Actor Terence Stamp is 75. Game show host Alex Trebek is 73. Singer George Clinton is 72. Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 70. Actor Danny Glover is 67. Singer Mireille Mathieu is 67. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 66. Rock singer Don Henley is 66. Movie composer Alan Menken is 64. Singer-actress Lonette McKee is 60. Jazz musician Al Di Meola is 59. Actor Willem Dafoe is 58. Rhythm-and-blues singer Keith Sweat is 52. Actor John Leguizamo is 49. Actor-comedian David Spade is 49. Actor Patrick Labyorteaux is 48. Rock musician Pat Badger is 46. Actress Selena Gomez is 21.
Hart of Dixie, 7 p.m. on CW: After George's (Scott Porter) parents discover he's dating Tansy (Mircea Monroe), his mom hatches a plan to force him and Zoe (Rachel Bilson) to face their feelings for each other. Lemon (Jaime King) gets a shock of her own when she learns the identity of Brick's (Tim Matheson) love interest.
Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls, 8 p.m. on NBC: In the new episode "Leave No Man Behind," Bear drops the eight remaining teams off in the middle of a bay, and they must swim ashore. Once there, they then must navigate waterfalls, where events take a surprising turn, and one team will be sent home.
Breaking Pointe, 8 p.m. on CW: The unscripted series about the inner workings of Salt Lake City dance company Ballet West returns for its second season. In the opener, the dancers prepare as they begin auditions.
Mike & Molly, 8:31 p.m. on CBS: Retail therapy — gotta love it. Molly and Mike (Melissa McCarthy, Billy Gardell) get into an argument at the mall, and Mike storms off. She reacts by going on a shopping spree. Gerald McRaney guest stars.
Siberia, 9 p.m. on NBC: As relationships form and falter among the contestants, a mysterious phenomenon in the Siberian sky threatens to alter everything. Sam (Sam Dobbins) counsels Daniel (Daniel David Sutton) on matters of the heart, while Carolina (Joyce Giraud) has big news for Johnny (Johnny Wactor) in this new episode.
Supermarket Superstar, 9 p.m. on Lifetime: This new unscripted series has aspiring food industry entrepreneurs pitching their comestibles to a panel of mentors composed of Debbi Fields of Mrs. Fields Cookies fame, chef Michael Chairello and marketer Chris Cornyn, and then to Tom Dahlen, a buyer for A&P supermarkets. The winner gets his or her creation put on the shelves of that chain.
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