This Day in History

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2003

In Alaska

• In 1902, Felix Pedro discovered gold on Cleary Creek, touching off a stampede that resulted in the founding of Fairbanks.

In the nation

• In 1796, Gen. Moses Cleaveland founded Cleveland.

• In 1933, American aviator Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world in seven days and 1834 hours.

• In 1934, a man identified as bank robber John Dillinger was killed by federal agents in Chicago.

• In 1975, U.S. Congress voted to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

In the world

• In 1946, Jewish terrorists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 90 people.

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