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Rockntractor
05-27-2012, 10:23 AM
Lead Story
Bismarck sunk by Royal Navy, 1941

American Revolution
Thomas Jefferson writes to John Adams, 1813

Automotive
Golden Gate Bridge opens, 1937

Civil War
Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus is challenged, 1863

Cold War
SALT agreements signed, 1972

Crime
Murder suspect spends third day perched on crane, 2005

Disaster
Tornado levels Texas subdivision, 1997

General Interest
St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great, 1703

The Battle of Tsushima Strait, 1905

Golden Gate Bridge opens, 1937

Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia, 1994

Hollywood
Hollywood power couple welcomes child, 2006

Literary
Hard-boiled mystery writer Dashiell Hammett is born, 1894

Music
Dylan's breakthrough album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, is released, 1963

Old West
Commanche kill mountain man Jedediah Smith, 1831

Presidential
FDR proclaims an unlimited national emergency, 1941

Sports
Mark Donohue sets record at Indy 500, 1972

Vietnam War
U.S. warships begin bombardment of Viet Cong targets, 1965

Sweden announces support to Viet Cong, 1971

World War I
Third Battle of the Aisne begins, 1918

World War II

British evacuation of Dunkirk turns savage as Germans commit atrocity, 1940

U.S. Olympian Louie Zamperini’s plane goes down in the Pacific, 1943
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

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05-27-2012, 09:38 PM
1852 - In Houston, J.H.S. Stanley advertised that he had "succeeded in taking pictures on glass."

1870 - The Kansas Daily Commonwealth made the earliest known printed reference to the Chisholm Trail.

1957 - Buddy Holly’s band, the Crickets, released their first single, "That’ll Be the Day" on Brunswick Records.

1961 - John Tower was elected as the first Republican senator since 1870.

1965 - The Fifty-ninth Texas Legislature established the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures. The original mission involved developing and implementing a plan for the state's participation in HemisFair '68.

1997 - Central Texas was hit by multiple tornadoes that resulted in the death of 29 people.

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05-28-2012, 05:16 PM
Short between the keyboard and the office chair

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05-28-2012, 05:18 PM
Short between the keyboard and the office chair

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Rockntractor
05-28-2012, 05:21 PM
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Rockntractor
05-28-2012, 05:24 PM
Lead Story
Appeal for Amnesty campaign launches, 1961

American Revolution
Lieutenant Colonel George Washington begins the Seven Years' War, 1754

Automotive
Volkswagen is founded, 1937

Civil War
African-American regiment departs for combat, 1863

Cold War
Matthias Rust lands his plane in Red Square, 1987

Crime
The decision in a well-known securities fraud case is upheld, 1986

Disaster
Mine explosion kills hundreds in India, 1965

General Interest
First blood of the French and Indian War, 1754

Ethiopian capital falls to rebels, 1991

Hollywood
Comic Phil Hartman killed by wife, 1998

Literary
Tortilla Flat is published, 1935

Music
Irene Cara has a #1 pop hit with the Flashdance theme, 1983

Old West
The Virginian is published, 1902

Presidential
British soldier George Washington experiences combat for first time, 1754

Sports
Baseball owners allow Dodgers and Giants to move, 1957

Vietnam War
U.S. troops abandon "Hamburger Hill", 1969

World War I
U.S. troops score victory at Cantigny, 1918

World War II
Belgium surrenders unconditionally, 1940
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

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05-28-2012, 09:55 PM
1861 - In San Antonio, Mission Concepción reopened as a training center for postulants and novices of the Marianist order.

1923 - In Reagan County, the Santa Rita No. 1 well came in. It was located on land that belonged to the University of Texas.

1924 - The U.S. Congress established the United States Border Patrol as part of the Immigration Bureau.

1955 - Elvis Presley performed live in Fort Worth, TX. The show was played live on radio's "Big D Jamboree."

1971 - In Houston, the three-day Conferencia de Mujeres por la Raza (National Chicana Conference) started at the Magnolia Park YWCA. It was the first interstate assembly of Mexican-American feminists organized in the U.S.