LEAD STORY Disneyland opens, 1955
AMERICAN REVOLUTION Congress learns of war of words, 1776
AUTOMOTIVE Three-point seatbelt inventor Nils Bohlin born,1920
CIVIL WAR John Bell Hood takes command of the Army of Tennessee, 1864
COLD WAR Potsdam Conference begins, 1945
CRIME Casey Anthony released from prison, 2011
DISASTER Port Chicago disaster,1944
GENERAL INTEREST “Wrong Way” Corrigan crosses the Atlantic,1938
HOLLYWOOD High Society, Grace Kelly’s last film, opens,1956
LITERARY Erle Stanley Gardner is born, 1889
OLD WEST “Wild Bill” Hickok kills a soldier, 1870
PRESIDENTIAL Truman records impressions of Stalin,1945
SPORTS Joe DiMaggio ends 56-game hitting streak, 1941
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Three-year sentence for judge car burglary SAN FRANCISCO, July 16 (UPI) — A car burglar who walked out of a San Francisco judge’s courtroom and broke into her car was sentenced to three years in jail.
Man paints lawn to keep it green INDIANAPOLIS, July 16 (UPI) — An Indiana man said his lawn has stayed lush and green during the current dry weather due to his secret weapon: paint.
Woman fined $200 for dry grass in drought DENVER, July 16 (UPI) — A Denver woman said her homeowner’s association is fining her $200 for having brown spots on her yard amid drought conditions.
Human mattress domino record broken BEIJING, July 16 (UPI) — Guinness World Records said 1,001 people clung tight to mattresses in China to set the world record for largest human mattress dominoes.
Aussie team’s sails lost by airline LONDON, July 16 (UPI) — An Australian Olympic sailing team member said upon arriving in London she learned baggage handlers had lost track of three sets of her team’s sails for a time.
Blue Jays coach uses calligraphy TORONTO, July 16 (UPI) — The bench coach for the Toronto Blue Jays said he has found a practical use for his calligraphy skills: making lineup cards.
Dogs compete in dock jumping BELVIDERE, Ill., July 16 (UPI) — An Illinois dog training center said more than 150 dogs competed in the three events of a dock-jumping competition.
Lost dogs found after five years WICHITA, Kan., July 16 (UPI) — A Kansas couple said their beloved basset hounds have been returned to them after being stolen from their Tennessee back yard more than five years ago.
Man celebrates 90th b-day with skydiving EXETER, Maine, July 16 (UPI) — A 90-year-old Maine man who flew planes for the Navy and Coast Guard celebrated his 90th birthday by going sky diving.
Men rescued from 50-foot manhole OLDHAM, England, July 16 (UPI) — Emergency responders in Britain said they rescued two men who climbed into a manhole and were unable to get back out on their own.
Cafe owner kills nearly 28,000 slugs BRALANDA, Sweden, July 16 (UPI) — A 76-year-old cafe owner in Sweden said he has killed nearly 28,000 slugs with an ice scraper since the start of summer.
Parade’ moves pipe organ parts ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 16 (UPI) — Members of a New York state church said the congregation will use a “pipe organ parade” to carry its 1,200 organ pipes into the building.