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04-24-2012, 03:54 PM
Lead Story
Easter Rebellion begins, 1916

American Revolution
Phillips and Arnold launch attack on Petersburg, Virginia, 1781

German endurance driver killed in crash, 1983

Civil War
Union issues conduct code for soldiers, 1863

Cold War
The Bandung Conference concludes, 1955

Forensic evidence is introduced in Australia, 1922

Tornado flattens towns in Louisiana and Mississippi, 1908

General Interest
Library of Congress established, 1800

Churchill knighted, 1953

Hostage rescue mission ends in disaster, 1980

Sue Grafton is born, 1940

Patti LaBelle makes her debut on the pop charts, sort of, 1962

Old West
Author Willa Cather dies, 1947

Truman is briefed on Manhattan Project, 1945

Penguins defeat Capitals in marathon hockey game, 1996

Vietnam War
Westmoreland makes controversial remarks, 1967

North Vietnamese attack South Vietnamese installations, 1971

World War I
The Easter Rising begins in Dublin, 1916

World War II
Erich Raeder, commander in chief of the German navy, is born on this day, 1876

Britain begins its evacuation of Greece in Operation Demon, 1940

04-24-2012, 06:56 PM
1678 - Pedro de Aguirre was born. He was a captain in the Spanish army and escorted an expedition into Texas that named the San Antonio de Padua river.

1998 - The reunion movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings" aired on CBS.