July 22nd - Today in American History
1796 – Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company name an area in Ohio "Cleveland" after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.
1893 – Katharine Lee Bates write “America the Beautiful”, inspired by several sights during her train trip from Massachusetts to Colorado to teach a short summer session at Colorado College.
1933 - Wiley Post completes the 1st around-the-world solo flight, starting and ending at Floyd Bennett Field in New York City, traveling 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
1934 - Bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie “Manhattan Melodrama.”
1939 – Jane Matilda Bolin became the 1st black woman to serve as a judge in the United States when she was sworn into the bench of the New York City Domestic Relations Court.
1957 - Walter “Fred” Morrison applied for a patent for a “flying toy” named the “Pluto Platter” which later became known as the Frisbee. (pictured above)
2017 - Licensed Loan Originators found they could contact American Mortgage Bank on a Saturday to apply for the Contract Originator Program to take applications for residential loans in states they're NOT licensed. Contact: Trent@AmericanMB.com or (405) 285-1234 ext. 141.