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Rockntractor
05-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Lead Story
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans, 1873

American Revolution
Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania, 1778

Automotive
Street in front of the White House closed to traffic, 1995

Civil War
Union Congress passes the Homestead Act, 1862

Cold War
United States drops hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll, 1956

Crime
Mary Kay Letourneau marries former victim, 2005

Disaster
Plane crashes at Cairo airport, 1965

General Interest
Vasco da Gama reaches India, 1498

Christopher Columbus dies, 1506

The Homestead Act, 1862

Spirit of St. Louis departs, 1927

Battle for Hamburger Hill ends, 1969

Supreme Court defends rights of homosexuals, 1996

Hollywood
The Simpsons airs 400th episode, 2007

Literary
W.H. Auden becomes a U.S. citizen, 1946

Music

Frank Sinatra is laid to rest, 1998
Old West
Levi Strauss patents copper-riveted jeans, 1873

Presidential
Lincoln signs Homestead Act, 1862

Sports
Sunday Silence wins Preakness by a nose, 1989

Vietnam War
French see "light at the end of the tunnel" in Vietnam, 1953

Kennedy criticizes the "Hamburger Hill" battle, 1969

World War I
British renew attacks in Battle of Festubert, 1915

World War II
Germans break through to English Channel at Abbeville, France, 1940
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

Retread
05-20-2012, 11:02 PM
1805 - The viceroy of Mexico was ordered to compile all pertinent data concerning the true boundary between Texas and Louisianna.

1857 - Camp Wood was established on the east bank of the Nueces River. The site is about 50 miles northwest of Fort Inge.

1893 - The second town of Amarillo was selected as the seat of Potter County.

1978 - "The Buddy Holly Story" premiered in of Lubbock, TX. The film had its world premier in Dallas on May 18.

Rockntractor
05-20-2012, 11:11 PM
1805 - The viceroy of Mexico was ordered to compile all pertinent data concerning the true boundary between Texas and Louisianna.



I think he missed by a little bit, there is a Louisiana part of Texas.