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05-24-2012, 10:52 PM
Lead Story
Brooklyn Bridge opens, 1883

American Revolution
John Hancock becomes president of Congress, 1775

"Thelma and Louise," featuring 1966 Ford Thunderbird, released, 1991

Civil War
Battle of North Anna continues, 1864

Cold War
John Foster Dulles dies, 1959

Lori Ann Auker disappears from a parking lot, 1989

Riot erupts at soccer match, 1964

General Interest
Copernicus dies, 1543
What hath God wrought?, 1844

sex, lies and videotape wins top prize at Cannes, 1989

Joseph Brodsky is born, 1940

Duke Ellington dies, 1974

Old West
Henry Plummer is elected sheriff of Bannack, Montana, 1863

Thomas Jefferson inquires about a former flame, 1797

MLB holds first night game, 1935

Vietnam War
Goldwater suggests using atomic weapons, 1964

Soldiers place controversial ad in antiwar newspaper, 1971

World War I
British naval convoy system introduced, 1917

World War II
The Bismarck sinks the Hood, 1941

Auschwitz gets a new doctor: "the Angel of Death", 1943

1869 - Twenty-four defendants went on trial in the Stockade Case resulting from events in Marion County on October 24, 1868. Only seven of the 24 were found guilty.

1933 - The Texas Geographic Society was organized in Dallas. In 1937, it began publication of the Texas Geographic Magazine.

2000 - A Democratic Party event for Al Gore in Washington brought in $26.5 million. The amount set a new record, which had just been set the previous month by Republicans for Texas Gov. George W. Bush.

2003 - At the Colonial in Fort Worth, TX, Annika Sorentam missed the cut by four shots. Two days early she had become the first woman in 58 years to play in the PGA.

05-24-2012, 11:00 PM
Thanks Retread, I forgot all about the thread.

05-25-2012, 12:15 AM
Thanks Retread, I forgot all about the thread.

Just hoped you didn't think I was stepping on your tongue er... eh... fingers.