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07-11-2012, 08:50 PM
Lead Story
Burr slays Hamilton in duel, 1804
American Revolution
British evacuate Savannah, Georgia, 1782
President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Aid Road Act, 1916
Civil War
Union notches a victory at the Battle of Rich Mountain, 1861
Cold War
Soviets agree to hand over power in West Berlin, 1945
Barefoot Bandit is captured in the Bahamas, 2010
Gas fire incinerates crowded campsite, 1978
General Interest
First Quaker colonists land at Boston, 1656
Skylab crashes to Earth, 1979
U.S. establishes diplomatic relations with Vietnam, 1995
Hollywood Bowl opens, 1922
"Charlotte's Web" author E.B. White born, 1899
The Hollwood Argyles' "Alley Oop" leads a novelty-song outbreak, 1960
Old West
Tall Bull dies, 1869
John Quincy Adams is born, 1767
Babe Ruth makes MLB debut, 1914
Vietnam War
Public opinion approves bombing of North Vietnam, 1966
Senators debate U.S. policy in Vietnam, 1967
Thieu challenges NLF to participate in free elections, 1969
World War I
German command makes final plans for renewed offensive on the Western Front, 1918
World War II
Hitler is paid a visit by his would-be assassin, 1944


Thank heaven for 7-11

07-11-2012, 09:01 PM
1905 - The Texas City Independent School District was established.

1919 - The Longview Race Riot began. A series of events lead Governor William Hobby to order Texas Rangers and National Guard troops to the area and declare martial law. The governor lifted martial law at noon on July 18.

1949 - Texas Governor Beauford Jester died while traveling to Houston. He was the first Texas governor to die in office.

1985 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) became the first major league pitcher to earn 4,000 strikeouts in a career. (Texas)

2009 - The keel for the USS Fort Worth was laid at the Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, WI.