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Rockntractor
04-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Nothin' happened today.

NJCardFan
04-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Not true. I took a dump today.

Rockntractor
04-22-2012, 01:16 PM
Not true. I took a dump today.

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Rockntractor
04-22-2012, 02:19 PM
American Revolution
John Paul Jones leads American raid on Whitehaven, England, 1778

Automotive
Rolls-Royce co-founder dies, 1933

Civil War
Union raid cuts Mississippi telegraph wires, 1863

Cold War
McCarthy Army hearings begin, 1954

Crime
Seduction is made illegal, 1886

An FBI agent is killed in a gangster raid, 1934

Disaster
Sewers explode in Guadalajara, 1992

General Interest
Germans introduce poison gas, 1915

Fujimori orders assault on Japanese ambassador's home, 1997

Hollywood
Jack Nicholson born, 1937

Literary
Ellen Glasgow, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, is born, 1873

Music
The Blues Brothers make their world premiere on Saturday Night Live, 1978

Old West
The Oklahoma land rush begins, 1889

Presidential
Former President Richard Nixon dies, 1994

Sports
Pat Tillman killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, 2004
Vietnam War

South Vietnamese have increased combat capabilities, 1968

Antiwar demonstrations held, 1972

World War I
Second Battle of Ypres begins, 1915

World War II
Americans launch Operation Persecution in the Pacific, 1944

Hitler admits defeat, 1945

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

Retread
04-22-2012, 07:50 PM
1540 - An expedition led by Spanish explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado left Culiacán in Mexico in search of the Seven Cities of Cíbola.

1689 - On the Texas coast, Spanish explorer Alonso León discovered the ruins of a French settlement, Fort St. Louis.

1873 - The Texas state legislature repealed the law that had authorized the State Police.

1897 - Sarah Seelye became a member of the McClellan Post, Grand Army of the Republic, in Houston. She was the only woman in history to have served in the Union army.

1967 - Randy Matson set a new world record with a shot put toss of 71 feet, and 5 1/2 inches in College Station, TX.

2011 - In Arlington, TX, the Texas Giant reopened to the public as part of the Six Flags Over Texas 50th anniversary celebration.

Retread
04-22-2012, 08:35 PM
On April 22, 1952, a live broadcast was made of a Nevada atom bomb test monitored by infantry at a 4 mile range and a group of guvmint VIPs distance unstated. The VIPs were supplied with dark goggles. A few of the soldiers had sunglasses.

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