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The Sun Front Page: July 22, 1877

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The Sun Front Page: July 22, 1877

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This Day in History: July 22

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In 1979, Pat Meyers had her first LPGA victory with caddy Dee Darden at Baltimore County’s Pine Ridge Golf Course during the Greater Baltimore Classic. Today, the LPGA once again returns to area for the new International Crown tournament, which will see teams from eight countries compete at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills. (George H. Cook, Baltimore Sun photo)

1587: A second English colony, fated to vanish four years later under mysterious circumstances, was established on Roanoke Island off present-day North Carolina.

1849: Emma Lazarus, author of the 1883 poem “The New Colossus,” which is inscribed in the base of the Statue of Liberty, was born in New York.

1933: American aviator Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world in 7 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes.

1942: Wartime gasoline rationing began along the Atlantic Seaboard.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.

The Sun Front Page: July 21, 1969

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The Sun Front Page: July 21, 1969

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This Day in History: July 21

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In 1954, the dam located in Oakland Mills in Carroll County was sealed to create the 3,500-acre Liberty Reservoir, which would provide surrounding areas with a new water supply. Above, the dam begins to fill after being sealed. By the next spring, Oakland Mills was completely under water. (Robert F. Kniesche, Baltimore Sun photo)

1861: The first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Va., resulting in a Confederate victory.

1899: Author Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park.

1944: American forces landed on Guam during World War II.

1949: The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.

Compiled by Jessica D. Evans and Paul McCardell.

The Sun Remembers This Week in Baltimore Sports: July 20-26

Michael Phelps swims in the 100-meter butterfly semifinal at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain on July 25, 2003. (Victor Fraile, Reuters)

July 25, 2003: Michael Phelps of North Baltimore Aquatic Club becomes the first male swimmer to set world records in two individual events on the same day at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Phelps, 18, wins the 100-meter butterfly in 51.47 seconds and the 200 individual medley in 1 minute, 56.04 seconds.

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The Baltimore man who survived the Andrea Doria

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The Italian steamship Andrea Doria was hit by the Swedish liner Stockholm in the Atlantic off Nantucket on July 25, 1956, and sank the next day. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

A Baltimore business owner was playing gin rummy in the card room aboard the Andrea Doria the night that Italian steamship was hit by the Stockholm, a Swedish liner in the Atlantic off Nantucket. 

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