JANE BOLIN WAS SWORN IN
On July 22, 1939: Jane Bolin became the country’s first African-American woman to become a judge. She was sworn into the bench of the New York City Domestic Relations Court by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Bolin was also the first African-American female to graduate from Yale Law School, the first to join the New York City Bar Association, and the first to join the New York City Law Department.
On July 22, 1971: Kristine Lilly was born in NYC. Lilly is the most capped female soccer player in the history of the sport, having played for the US Women’s National Team for twenty-four years. Since her retirement from playing, she has been the assistant coach to the Boston Breakers and simultaneously runs a soccer camp alongside soccer stars Mia Hamm and Tisha Venturini.
MATTINGLY HIT HIS 200TH HOMER
On July 22, 1993: New York Yankee Don Mattingly hit his 200th career home run. The first baseman’s three-run shot boosted the Yankees’ 12-1 defeat of the visiting California Angels. His jersey number, 23, has been retired by the Yankees in keeping with Mattingly’s legacy.