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07-09-2012, 06:33 PM
Lead Story
Wimbledon tournament begins, 1877
American Revolution
New York elects its first governor, 1777
World's largest parade of Fiat cars, 2006
Civil War
Rebels strike Yankees at the Battle of Monocacy, 1864
Cold War
Khrushchev and Eisenhower trade threats over Cuba, 1960
A family is brutally attacked on a walk in England, 1996
Trains collide outside Nashville, 1918
General Interest
President Taylor dies of cholera, 1850
First female army officer, 1947
Romanov remains identified, 1993
MTVís The Real World leaves Hollywood, 2008
Faulkner joins the Royal Air Force, 1918
Bob Dylan records "Blowin' In The Wind", 1962
Old West
U.S. takes San Francisco, 1846
President Zachary Taylor dies unexpectedly, 1850
Satchel Paige makes debut with Cleveland Indians, 1948
Vietnam War
Soviets protest U.S. bombing of Haiphong, 1966
United States turns over responsibility for the DMZ, 1971
World War I
Germans surrender Southwest Africa to Union of South Africa, 1915
World War II
Enigma key broken, 1941


07-10-2012, 12:12 AM
1716 - The Domingo Ramůn expedition founded the Nuestra SeŮora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches Mission. The mission was permanently abandoned in 1773. In 1779, the abandoned buildings were used to form the center for the settlement of Nacogdoches.

1857 - A stage coach carrying mail left San Antonio for San Diego in what was said to be the first transcontinental mail and passenger service, known as the "San-San."

1948 - Ground was broken for the Bonham Veterans Administration Hospital. The first patient was admitted in November 1951.

1968 - The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston, TX.