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05-07-2012, 12:48 PM
American Revolution
Pontiac's plot is foiled, 1763

Daimler-Benz announces purchase of Chrysler Corp., 1998

Civil War
Grant leaves the Wilderness for Spotsylvania, 1864

Cold War
Brezhnev becomes president of the USSR, 1960

A serial killer is hanged, 1896

Volcanic eruption buries Caribbean city, 1902

General Interest
Pontiac's Rebellion begins, 1763

Lusitania sinks, 1915

French defeated at Dien Bien Phu, 1954

Munch's The Scream recovered, 1994

Gary Cooper born, 1901

Robert Browning is born, 1812

"Satisfaction" comes to Keith Richards, 1965

Old West
Gary Cooper is born, 1901

George Washington attends inaugural ball, 1789

Reggie Miller leads Pacers to victory over Knicks, 1995

Vietnam War
French fall to Viet Minh at Dien Bien Phu, 1954

World War I
German submarine sinks Lusitania, 1915

World War II
Germany surrenders unconditionally to the Allies at Reims, 1945


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05-07-2012, 02:14 PM
1824 - The Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas was created when Mexico drafted a new constitution.

1844 - The Scioto Belle arrived at Galveston from New Orleans. The steamer operated between Galvenston and Houston and landings on the Trinity River. In 1844, during a yellow fever epidemic, it was docked at Lynchburg and was converted into a hospital by Dr. John Henry Bowers.

1861 - Anna Pennybacker was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She graduated from the first class of Sam Houston Normal School in Huntsville, TX. She wrote and published A New History of Texas in 1888. The textbook was a staple of Texas classrooms for forty years.