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July 22, 2007 sun.
July 22nd, 2007

Birthdays: Emma Lazarus, Eduard Hopper, Gregor Mendel, Alexander Calder, James Whale, Oscar De La Renta, Rose Kennedy, Stephen Vincent Benet, Jason Robards, Bob Dole, David Spade, Terence Stamp, Danny Glover, Alex Trebek, Bobby Sherman, Don Henley, William Dafoe, John Leguizamo, Albert Brooks- real name Albert Einstein, a nice name but already taken

1893 - Katharine Lee Bates wrote the song "America the Beautiful," in Colorado

1921- Artist Man Ray arrived in Paris determined to go Dada!

1933- Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world. The following year Post would die in the same plane crash as writer Will Rogers.

1934- Public Enemy #1-John Dillinger was shot down by G-Man Melvin Purvis coming out of the Biograph Theater on Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. He had just seen Clark Gable and Myrna Loy in Manhattan Melodrama. Dillinger 's identity was betrayed by Anna Sage, the Woman in Red, a German-Romanian prostitute who didn't want to be deported. As they came out of the theater Purvis shouted “STICKEM UP JOHNNIE!” Dillenger went into a crouch and went for his gun. Purvis and his men blew him away. Anna Sage was deported anyway. Melvin Purvis became the most famous lawman in America and in so doing earned the enmity of his publicity-hungry boss J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover slowly hounded Purvis out of the bureau and ruined his career. In 1961 Purvis took his own life with the same gun used to kill Dillinger. The F.B.I. sent no flowers or condolences to his family despite his being their greatest single field agent.

1965- Cary Grant married Dyan Cannon.

1967- Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees' tour

1977- Walt Disney’s film "The Rescuers" featuring the last work of Disney master animator Milt Kahl.

2002- Worldcom files for Chapter 11, the largest bankruptcy in US history. This while the former CEO was building himself a new $94 million mansion.