July 22: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1587, a second English colony, fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances, was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.
- In 1918, lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park.
- In 1933, American aviator Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world in seven days, 18 1/2 hours.
- In 1972, Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus.
- In 2002, new auto emissions legislation is signed into law by the Governor.
- Famous Birthdays: Emma Lazarus (poet), Bob Dole (US Politician), Gregor Mendel (botanist), Oscar de la Renta (designer), Keyshawn Johnson (football player)
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