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07-05-2012, 11:34 AM
Lead Story
Bikini introduced, 1946
American Revolution
Congress adopts Olive Branch Petition, 1775
Automotive safety expert Amos Neyhart dies at age 91, 1990
Civil War
Union and Rebel forces clash at Carthage, Missouri, 1861
Cold War
U.S. visitors to Soviet exhibition in New York express their feelings, 1959
Sox accused of throwing World Series, 1921
Pilot error causes crash in Toronto, 1970
General Interest
Salvation Army founded, 1865
First U.S. fatality in the Korean War, 1950
First successful cloning of a mammal, 1996
World Health Organization declares SARS contained worldwide, 2003
Edie Falco born, 1963
George Bernard Shaw quits his job, 1880
Elvis Presley records "That's All Right (Mama)", 1954
Old West
Bill Doolin escapes from jail, 1896
Conspirators court-martialed for plotting to kill Lincoln, Grant and Andrew Johnson, 1865
Ashe becomes first black man to win Wimbledon, 1975
Vietnam War
Governors express support for U.S. global commitments, 1966
World War I
Germany gives Austria-Hungary blank check assurance, 1914
World War II
United States passes Export Control Act, 1940

07-05-2012, 01:51 PM
1848 - The U.S. Congress passed an act allowing Texas to move its eastern boundary from the west bank of the Sabine River to the middle of the river.

1855 - Governor Elisha Pease authorized James Hughes Callahan to cross the Rio Grande into Mexico. The alleged purpose was to punish Apache Indians that had raided in Texas and then fled to Mexico.


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