On July 22, 1976, Japan paid the last of its World
War II reparations to the Philippines.
On July 22, 1939, New York City Mayor Fiorello
LaGuardia appointed Jane Matilda Bolin a judge of the city's
Domestic Relations Court, making her the first African-American
woman appointed to judicial office in the United States. She served on the court for 40 years. Learn more
about Jane Matilda Bolin.