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07-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Lead Story
Monkey Trial begins, 1925
American Revolution
British General Richard Prescott captured in Rhode Island, 1777
U.S. Patent issued for three-point seatbelt, 1962
Civil War
Siege on Battery Wagner begins, 1863
Cold War
Gorbachev re-elected as head of Communist Party, 1990
The Exxon Valdez captain's conviction is overturned, 1992
Dam collapses in Switzerland, kills 70, 1887
General Interest
Allies land on Sicily, 1943
The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, 1985
Hugh Grant appears on Tonight Show after Hollywood arrest, 1995
Alice Munro is born, 1931
Jazz great Jelly Roll Morton dies, 1941
Old West
"Buckskin" Frank Leslie murders a prostitute, 1889
Millard Fillmore sworn in as president, 1850
U.S. women win World Cup, 1999
Vietnam War
MiGs shot down as bombing of North Vietnam continues, 1965
Heavy fighting continues near An Loc and the Central Highlands, 1967
World War I
German Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg resigns, 1917
World War II
The Battle of Britain begins, 1940


07-10-2012, 11:13 PM
1900 - The state of Texas granted a charter to the Rosenberg Library Association of Galveston. The Rosenberg Library, successor to the Galveston Mercantile Library, which was founded in 1871, is the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation.

1783 - Domingo Cabello y Robles, Spanish governor of Texas, issued a bando, or ordinance, imposing strict guidelines for the roundup, branding, and export of unbranded cattle.

1844 - William Bollaert, writer, chemist, geographer, and ethnologist, left Texas.

1964 - Henry John Steinbomer died in San Antonio, where he had been born in 1902. He was a zealous restorer and preserver of historic buildings in this city notable for its architecture.

1990 - All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)