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05-02-2012, 04:51 PM
American Revolution
Elias Boudinot is born, 1740

GM buys Chevrolet, 1918

Civil War
Confederates deliver blow to Union at Chancellorsville, 1863

Cold War
Joseph McCarthy dies, 1957

A grisly crime leads to rubber gloves, 1924

Sandstorm in Egypt kills 12, topples buildings, 1997

General Interest
Hudson's Bay Company chartered, 1670

Madrid revolts against French rule, 1808

End of an era at the FBI, 1972

Osama bin Laden killed by U.S. forces, 2011

Iron Man released, 2008

Manuscript of Edna St. Vincent Millay's Conversations at Midnight destroyed in hotel fire, 1936

Dick Clark survives the Payola scandal, 1960

Old West
John B. Jones becomes major in Texas Rangers, 1874

George W. Bush forms commission on Social Security, 2001

Gehrig ends streak, 1939
Vietnam War

U.S. ship sunk in Saigon port, 1964

Joint forces continue attack into Cambodia, 1970

World War I
Allies argue over U.S. troops joining battle on Western Front, 1918

World War II
German troops in Italy surrender to the Allies, while Berlin surrenders to Russia's Zhukov., 1945

05-02-2012, 08:50 PM
1874 - Governor Richard Coke appointed John B. Jones to command the new Frontier Battalion of Texas Rangers.

1922 - WBAP-AM began broadcasting in north Texas.

1942 - The construction of the Childress Army Airfield was announced. It was a World War II bombardier training school that for operated 3 years.

1993 - Authorities said that they had recovered the remains of David Koresh from the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, TX.