July 22, 1962
KENNEDYS HOST JOHN GLENN’S FAMILY FOR WEEKEND AT HYANNIS
Hyannisport, Massachusetts (JFK+50) NASA astronaut John Glenn, his wife & family were entertained today by President & Mrs. Kennedy here at the summer White House.
Members of the Glenn family were taken on cruises & enjoyed water skiing.*
*JFK had a mishap when his sailboat, Victura, ran around near the family compound & also when the mainsail collapsed during relaunch.
Bob Kennedy & Family on the Victura
JFK Library Photo
July 22, 1961
CANADIAN PM & JFK LINKED BY MICROWAVE RADIO TRANSMISSION
Hyannisport, Massachusetts (JFK+50) Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker of Canada called President John F. Kennedy today on a new broadband microwave communications system which crosses Canada & links Alaska to the continental United States.
The Prime Minister said:
“I am very pleased at this opportunity to welcome you again on behalf of the people of Canada.”
John G. Diefenbaker
Prime Minister of Canada
Photo by Paul Horsdal (1962)
July 22, 1959
RFK ACCUSES HOFFA ON JACK PARR
New York City (JFK+50) Robert F. Kennedy made an appearance on the Jack Parr television show tonight.
Bob Kennedy did not have many nice things to say about Jimmy Hoffa.
Kennedy told Parr & his audience to call or write their congressmen in support of labor reform legislation.
He also leveled harsh accusations against Mr. Hoffa, the president of the Teamsters Union.*
*Oddly while RFK was in the process of giving out the names of labor racketeers associated with Hoffa the audio went out.
July 22, 1956
JFK NARRATES FILM ON HISTORY OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy today narrated a 20 minute film on the history of the Democratic Party.
The film, directed by MGM’s Dore Schary, is to be shown at the 1956 Democratic National Convention.
JFK, following a script that he edited, traces the history of Democrats back to Thomas Jefferson.
July 22, 1938
NUNS FROM SPAIN TAKE REFUGE IN ENGLAND
London, England (JFK+50) 28 nuns from Barcelona, Spain were given refuge today here in England thanks to efforts by US Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
With the help of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain & the co-operation of the Spanish government, the Nuns were brought to London aboard the British warship Hero.
The nuns will be staying at various Sacred Heart convents in England.
July 22, 1934
PUBLIC ENEMY #1 SHOT DEAD BY G MEN
Chicago, Illinois (JFK+50) John Dillinger, labeled as “Public Enemy #1” by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, was killed by federal agents outside the Biograph Theater this evening.
John Dillinger’s Mugshot
Dillinger’s gang had robbed 11 banks of $300,000 in just over a year. The Dillinger Gang is also responsible for the deaths of 7 police officers & 3 federal agents.
Anna Sage, a brothel madam in Chicago & friend of Dillinger’s, co-operated with the FBI in tracking him down.
She & Dillinger watched the gangster movie “Manhattan Melodrama” as 20 FBI agents & police officers waited outside.
Sage wore an orange dress to identify herself for the officers.
At 10:40 p.m. as Dillinger & Sage emerged from the theater, officers ordered him to surrender.
Instead he attempted to escape & was shot down in an alley at the end of the block.
July 22, 1862
LINCOLN TELLS CABINET ABOUT EMANCIPATION
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President Abraham Lincoln informed his cabinet today at the White House that he intends to emancipate the slaves.
He said he will wait, however, until after a great Union victory to make a public announcement of his Emancipation Proclamation.*
*Obviously, this would not have appeared on this day since he was privately informing his cabinet of his decision.
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on September 22, 1862 after the Battle of Antietam in Sharpsburg, Maryland.