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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.

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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.

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1942: Wartime gasoline rationing began along the Atlantic Seaboard.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.

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