Friday, July 23, 2010

Today In History

1796 ~ Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland.

1933 ~ Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.

1934 ~ John Dillinger was shot to death outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.

1937 ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt's "court packing" scheme was rejected by the U.S. Senate.

1975 ~ Congress restored Confederate general Robert E. Lee's U.S. citizenship.

1990 ~ Greg LeMond won his third Tour de France. A Minnesota native, Lemond was the first American to win the great French cycling race.

2003 ~ Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Ousay, were killed in a firefight.

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