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07-07-2012, 01:16 PM
Lead Story
Building of Hoover Dam begins, 1930
American Revolution
Battle of Hubbardton, 1777
Stock car driver Kenny Irwin Jr. dies in crash, 2000
Civil War
Kit Carson's campaign against the Indians, 1863
Cold War
Samantha Smith leaves for visit to the USSR, 1983
Mary Surratt is first woman executed by U.S. federal government, 1865
Tanker accident causes deadly fire, 1987
General Interest
The impeachment of Senator Blount, 1797
U.S. occupies Iceland, 1941
Female cadets enrolled at West Point, 1976
O'Connor nominated to Supreme Court, 1981
Terrorists attack London transit system at rush hour, 2005
Johnny Depp stars in second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, 2006
Birthday of Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, Dr. Watson, 1852
"The Stripper," by David Rose, becomes the #1 pop hit in America, 1962
Old West
Warren Earp killed in Arizona, 1900
Future President Jimmy Carter marries, 1946
Jim Thorpe begins Olympic triathlon, 1912
Vietnam War
China announces it will provide aid to Hanoi, 1955
New ambassador arrives in Saigon, 1964
First U.S. troops withdrawn from South Vietnam, 1969
World War I
British Women's Auxiliary Army Corps is officially established, 1917
World War II
Himmler decides to begin medical experiments on Auschwitz prisoners, 1942


07-07-2012, 02:07 PM
It mentions Johnny Depp in the first POTC movie but not the birthday of Ringo Starr? I'd venture a guess that Mr. Starkey has had more of an impact on entertainment than Mr. Depp.

07-07-2012, 07:59 PM
1835 - The Municipality of Gonzales passed resolutions of loyalty to Mexico.

1842 - Texas troops defeated a Mexican invasion at the battle of Lipantitlán.

1891 - Near the site of Old Velasco, the U.S. secretary of the treasury officially opened the new port of Velasco. The port is on the Brazos River a few miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico.

1960 - A dedication ceremony was held for the new Big Bend National Park in West Texas.