Today is Monday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2002. There are 162 days left in the year. On this date in 1933, American aviator Wiley Post completes the first solo flight around the world in seven days, 183/4 hours.
In 1796, Cleveland, Ohio, is founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland. In 1916, a bomb goes off during a Preparedness Day parade in San Francisco, killing 10 people. In 1934, a man identified as bank robber John Dillinger is shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater. In 1937, the Senate rejects President Franklin Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court. In 1942, gasoline rationing involving the use of coupons begins along the Atlantic seaboard. In 1943, American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton capture Palermo, Sicily. In 1975, the House of Representatives joins the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. In 1995, Susan Smith is convicted by a jury in Union, S.C., of first-degree murder for drowning her two sons. (She is sentenced to life in prison.)
July 22, 1977: About 200 persons are evacuated in Wooster after nearly five inches of rain is dumped on the city in a four hour period, flooding low-lying areas.
Acting on a complaint from an East Side minister, Youngstown vice officers close an East Side market, arrest the owner and confiscate a quantity of pornographic materials.
The Taylor-Winfield Corp. is jealously guarding the biggest secret in Warren. It is moving its lucrative induction heating line out of town, but its officials won't say where the line is moving.
July 22, 1962: Two Canton men, 19 and 20 years old, are arrested in Kentucky after a chase by Kentucky State Troopers and are charged with beating to death an Alliance blacksmith and seriously injuring his wife in an abortive robbery.
Naval Air Cmdr. Robert Probyn, who had been president of the South High School Class of 1942, returns to Youngstown for the first time in 20 years to join 219 classmates for their 20th reunion.
The Rev. Joseph R. Lucas, professor of philosophy at Youngstown University, returns from Rome, where he received his doctorate in canon law, maxima cum laude, from the Lateran University. It is his third doctorate and 11th earned degree.
July 22, 1952: Vice President Alban W. Barkley pulls out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination because he was opposed by union leaders seeking greater control of the party. Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson, who has said he isn't seeking the nomination tells supporters that if the nomination were offered, he couldn't turn it down.
Signs posted in Mill Creek Park have resulted in a decrease in the violations of park rules. For instance, many people weren't aware that washing and polishing cars in the park is against the rules.
Charging home with a par-shattering performance, Dick Shoemaker of Cleveland Beechmont, captures the seventh annual Youngstown Open. Dr. Frank Bellino wins the amateur crown.
July 22, 1927: Mrs. Anna Pollock Bonnell, wife of J. Fearnley Bonnell and one of Youngstown's most gracious and charming women, dies in Youngstown Hospital 10 days after being taken there with appendicitis. She was a member of one of the city's oldest and most prominent families.
Three thousand pounds of fish are being cooked to serve 2,000 members of Aut Mori Grotto at their annual midsummer gathering at Thomas Field.
There will be no East Palestine Fair in 1927 due to the financial loss from the fair held the previous year, says M.H. Eaton, secretary of the East Palestine Fair Association.