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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.

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KRISTINE LILLY

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.

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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.

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