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05-23-2012, 06:17 PM
Lead Story
Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, 1934

American Revolution
Meigs Expedition claims sole Patriot victory on Long Island, 1777

Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde shot to death in stolen Ford, 1934
Civil War

Fighting begins on the North Anna River, Virginia, 1864

Cold War
Federal Republic of Germany is established, 1949

Bonnie and Clyde are killed by police, 1934

Tsunami hits Hawaii, 1960

General Interest
Captain Kidd walks the plank, 1701

Forgotten Civil War hero honored, 1900

New York Public Library dedicated, 1911

Eichmann captured, 1960

Joan Collins is born, 1933

Margaret Fuller is born, 1810

Tom Petty defies his record label and files for bankruptcy, 1979

Old West
Curley is buried at Little Big Horn, 1923

George W. Bush recovers from bicycle accident, 2004

Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer to retain heavyweight title, 1941

Vietnam War
Congressman claims M-16 is defective, 1967

North Vietnamese infiltrators attack U.S. base, 1971

United States widens aerial campaign, 1972

World War I
Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary, 1915

World War II
Lord Mountbatten, cousin to a king, sunk by German dive-bombers, 1941

Himmler commits suicide, 1945

05-23-2012, 09:19 PM
1576 - Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

1788 - SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution

1861 - Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession

1867 - Jesse James-gang rob bank in Richmond Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

1871 - The Texas legislature directed the governor to appoint a superintendent with a four-year term to administer the Texas Bureau of Immigration. The bureau had "the purpose of promoting and protecting immigration."

1984 - The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) filed a landmark suit against Texas education commissioner William Kirby in Travis County - Edgewood ISD v. Kirby

05-23-2012, 11:09 PM
World War II
Lord Mountbatten, cousin to a king, sunk by German dive-bombers, 1941

Ok, we really need to clarify this one. The way it's written makes it look like Mountbatten is out swimming or boating and some joker in a Stuka comes over and drops a bomb on him. What really happened is the ship he commanded, HMS Kelly, was sunk in action during the evacuation of Crete.