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7/22/2013 11:00:00 AM
World Almanac for July 22, 2013

Today is the 203rd day of 2013 and the 32nd day of summer.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1587, English colonists arrived at Roanoke Island, near the coast of present-day North Carolina, to re-establish the deserted colony.

In 1934, FBI agents shot and killed notorious bank robber John Dillinger as he attempted to escape arrest outside a Chicago movie theater.

In 2003, American forces attacked a compound in Mosul, Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay.

In 2004, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report, stating that the U.S. government had not been fully prepared for a terrorist attack.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Emma Lazarus (1849-1887), poet; Edward Hopper (1882-1967), artist; Bob Dole (1923- ), politician; Oscar de la Renta (1932- ), fashion designer; Alex Trebek (1940- ), TV personality; George Clinton (1941- ), musician; Ron Turcotte (1941- ), race horse jockey; Danny Glover (1946- ), actor; Don Henley (1947- ), musician; Willem Dafoe (1955- ), actor; David Spade (1964- ), actor/comedian; Rufus Wainwright (1973- ), singer/songwriter; Selena Gomez (1992- ), actress.

TODAY'S FACT: The fates of the Roanoke colony and Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the Americas in 1587, remain undetermined.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1996, Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey, known worldwide as "Pocket Hercules," became the first weight lifter in Olympic history to win three gold medals.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" -- Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus"

TODAY'S NUMBER: 15,596 -- miles flown during the first solo flight around the world, completed on this day in 1933 by aviator Wiley Post.

TODAY'S MOON: Full moon (July 22).

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