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04-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Lead Story
Benito Mussolini executed, 1945

American Revolution
Colonel McIntosh writes to Washington, 1776

Ferruccio Lamborghini born, 1916

Civil War
Union general who advocated for black troops is born, 1810

Cold War
U.S. troops land in the Dominican Republic, 1965

Jaycee Dugard's kidnappers plead guilty, 2011

Gas pipe explodes in South Korea, 1995

General Interest
Mutiny on the HMS Bounty, 1789

De Gaulle resigns as leader of France, 1969

Red Army Faction trial ends, 1977

Port Arthur Massacre in Australia, 1996

Comcast abandons bid to buy Disney, 2004

T.S. Eliot accepts a job at Faber and Faber publishers, 1925

My Name is Barbra is Barbra Streisand's debut television special, 1965

Old West
Chickasaw and Choctaw abandon communal lands, 1897

President Monroe is born, 1758

Muhammad Ali refuses Army induction, 1967

Vietnam War
Nixon approves Cambodian incursion, 1970

North Vietnamese press South Vietnamese at Hue and Kontum, 1972

World War I
International Congress of Women opens at The Hague, 1915

World War II
Mussolini is executed, 1945

04-28-2012, 08:37 PM
1825 - Dilue Rose Harris was born in St. Louis, MO. Her family moved to Texas in 1833. She made bullets for men going to the Alamo and took part in the Runaway Scrape. Her memories were published in the "Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association" and are a primary source for early Texas history.

1894 - In Austin, TX, the first issue of the weekly newspaper Rolling Stone (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eer04) was published. The paper was published by William Sydney Porter who was better known as O. Henry. Yes, this was mentioned here lately - the first issue was 4/28/1894, the last 4/27/1895.

1900 - In McMahan, TX, the Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention was organized.

1933 - Carolyn Jones was born in Amarillo. She went on to become a Hollywood star, appearing in about 30 movies, including "The Seven Year Itch" in 1955.