July 22

American cyclist Greg LaMond won the 77th Tour de France in 1990. The reace was run in 21 stages covering 3404 kilometers. LaMond had won the event the year before and became a three-time winner. LaMond never won a single stage of the event. Claudio Chiapucci of Italy was second and Eric Breukink of the Netherlands finished third.

Serial killer and sex offender, Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in 1991. Between 1978 and 1991 he committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys in Wisconsin. During his trial, Dahmer was found legally sane and convicted of 15 murders. He was sentenced to 15 terms of life in prison. In 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death while in prison.

Uday and Qusay Hussein, sons of Saddam Hussein of Iraq were killed by members of the United States Army 101st Airborne Division in 2003. The soldiers hotwired Uday’s Lamborghini and Uday revealed himself. About 200 American soldiers fired upon the house and finally entered and killed both brothers. Dental records later proved the identity of both men. Many criminal allegations were attributed to Uday, including punishments of the Iraqi football team, kidnapping and raping young women, and “collecting” luxury goods.

Birthdays Today

1923Bob Dole, American soldier and politician
1924Margaret Whiting, American singer (d. 2011)
1928Orson Bean, American actor
1934Louise Fletcher, American actress
1940Alex Trebek, Canadian-American game show host and producer
1946Danny Glover, American actor, director, and producer
1947Albert Brooks, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1955Willem Dafoe, American actor
1964John Leguizamo, Colombian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.