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07-08-2012, 09:15 PM
Also on This Day

Lead Story
Paris celebrates 2,000th birthday, 1951
American Revolution
Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence, 1776
Suzuki settles Consumer Reports lawsuit after eight-year legal battle, 2004
Civil War
Confederates surrender Port Hudson, Louisiana, 1863
Cold War
Colonel Castillo Armas takes power in Guatemala, 1954
A spiteful son kills four in a fit of rage, 1928
Torrential rains cause flooding in Europe, 1997
General Interest
The Liberty Bell rings, 1776
Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay, 1853
MacArthur named Korean commander, 1950
Pilot Francis Gary Powers charged with espionage, 1960
North Korea's "Great Leader" dies, 1994
Official Oscars chef Wolfgang Puck born, 1949
Hemingway is wounded, 1918
"Lean On Me" begins its first stay at #1, 1972
Old West
Soapy Smith killed in Skagway, Alaska, 1898
Warren Harding marries Florence Mabel Kling DeWolfe, 1891
Splendid Splinter homers to win All-Star Game, 1941
Vietnam War
First Americans killed in South Vietnam, 1959
Taylor resigns Saigon post, 1965
World War I
Ernest Hemingway wounded on the Italian front, 1918
World War II
German general's diary reveals Hitler's plans for Russia, 1941


07-08-2012, 09:37 PM
Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence, 1776 woo-hoo.

Every year they get some folks together, put on white gloves and tap the bell. I think I might want to do it next year. Gotta go buy gloves.

07-08-2012, 10:28 PM
1860 - Fires broke out in Dallas, Pilot Point and Denton. A vigilance committee was set up by communities and counties in North and East Texas to investigate. The actions of the committee trying to root out and punish alleged conspirators led to the death of at least 30 people. The time frame was referred to as "the Texas Troubles" by the press.

1868 - At the Constitutional Convention of 1868-69, Titus H. Mundine proposed enfranchising women and African Americans. Mundine was possibly the first man in a position of power to propose woman suffrage in Texas.

1925 - The San Antonio Conservation Society was incorporated. The group's goal was to create the Riverwalk and restore the Spanish Governorís Palace.

1955 - The University of Texas Board of Regents voted to permit Texas Western College to admit black students. The college later became known as the University of Texas at El Paso.