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05-03-2012, 01:32 PM
Lead Story
Niccolo Machiavelli born, 1469

American Revolution
Dartmouth tells Martin to organize North Carolina Loyalists, 1775

MADD founder's daughter killed by drunk driver, 1980

Civil War
Confederates take Hazel Grove at Chancellorsville, 1863

Cold War
Congressional hearings on General MacArthur, 1951

Exxon executive is murdered, 1992

British girl goes missing in Portugal, 2007

Trains collide near Tokyo, 1962

General Interest
Japanese war crimes trial begins, 1946

New Japanese constitution goes into effect, 1947

Fletcher lands on the North Pole, 1952

U.S. Supreme Court decides Paramount antitrust case, 1948

Lord Byron swims the Hellespont, 1810

James Brown is born, 1933

Old West
Cowboy author Andy Adams is born, 1859

FDR addresses thousands of Democratic women, 1940

JFK receives honorary degree, 1961

Shoemaker becomes oldest man to win Kentucky Derby, 1986

Vietnam War
173rd Airborne Brigade deploys to South Vietnam, 1965

Paris is chosen as site for peace talks, 1968

World War I
Austro-German forces drive Russians out of the Carpathians, 1915

World War II
The Battle of the Coral Sea begins, 1942

05-03-2012, 03:11 PM
Lots of royal birthdays today.
Constantine III
Cecily Neville (Mrs. Richard Plantagenet)
Margaret of York
Elizabeth of France
Charles, Crown Prince of Sweden and Norway
Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein
Princess Haya of Jordan

and the King of Infomercials...... Ron Popeil!

Mehmet II, William Shakespeare, Jack Weston, Suzy Parker, Wally Schirra, Jackie Cooper.

05-03-2012, 05:58 PM
5-3-2012 War with England is started when Zeus fails to recognize English inventors achievements, Bijou is quick to retaliate with heavy artillery.http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/heureux/mmdr.gif

05-03-2012, 07:35 PM
1693 - Gregorio de Salinas Varona left Monclova, Coahuila, on a relief expedition to take supplies to the troubled missions of East Texas.

1903 - Robert B. Vandervoort, Corpus Christi native, performed his famed loop-the-loop for King Edward VII at a command performance in London. Vandervoort's stage name was "Diavalo."

1968 - In Houston, at St. Luke's Hospital Everett Thomas received the first heart transplant in the United States. Thomas lived for 204 days. The surgeon was Denton Cooley.

1976 - Paul McCartney made his first American stage appearance in 10 years. The "Wings Over America" tour began in Ft. Worth, TX.

1980 - Ferguson Jenkins (Texas Rangers) became the fourth player to win 100 games in the American League and the National League.

1997 - The "Republic of Texas" surrendered to authorities ending an armed standoff where two people were held hostage. The group asserts the independence of Texas from the U.S.

1999 - About 49 people were killed when a series of tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and South Dakota.