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07-06-2012, 04:33 PM
Lead Story
Althea Gibson is first African American to win Wimbledon, 1957
American Revolution
Congress issues a "Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms" , 1775
Juan Manuel Fangio bids goodbye to Grand Prix racing in France, 1958
Civil War
Confederate General Jubal Early occupies Hagerstown, 1864
Cold War
U.S. policymakers express optimism, 1963
George "Bugs" Moran is arrested, 1946
Explosion on North Sea oil rig, 1988
General Interest
Frank family takes refuge, 1942
The Hartford Circus Fire, 1944
Civil war in Nigeria, 1967
Satchmo dies, 1971
Women inducted into U.S. Naval Academy, 1976
Forrest Gump opens, wins Hanks a second Oscar, 1994
Dalai Lama, leader of Tibet and bestselling author, is born, 1935
John meets Paul for the first time, 1957
Old West
Mark Twain begins reporting in Virginia City, 1862
George Walker Bush is born, 1946
Major League Baseball's first All-Star Game is held, 1933
Althea Gibson wins Wimbledon, 1957
Vietnam War
Diem says South Vietnam not bound by Geneva Agreements, 1955
Viet Cong attack Special Forces at Nam Dong, 1964
World War I
Czech troops take Russian port of Vladivostok for Allies, 1918
World War II
Georges Mandel, French patriot, is executed, 1944


07-07-2012, 12:50 AM
1861 - In San Antonio, the Order of the Sons of Hermann in the State of Texas was founded.

1923 - In Dallas, Dr. Pepper Company was incorporated.

1933 - The town of Tomball was incorporated. In 1935, town residents were given 90 years of free water and natural gas in exchange for oil drilling rights.

1984 - President Reagan addressed the General Assembly of the 1984 Texas Bar Association Convention.

1989 - The U.S. Army destroyed its last Pershing 1-A missiles at an ammunition plant in Karnack, TX. The dismantling was under the terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.