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Rockntractor
07-19-2012, 11:33 AM
Lead Story
Rosetta Stone found, 1799
American Revolution
Massachusetts begins ill-fated Penobscot expedition, 1779
Automotive
George Washington Carver begins experimental project with Henry Ford, 1942
Civil War
Morgan's raiders defeated at Buffington Island, 1863
Cold War
United States withdraws offer of aid for Aswan Dam, 1956
Crime
Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant, 1991
Disaster
Oil tankers collide in Caribbean Sea, 1979
General Interest
Lady Jane Grey deposed, 1553
Seneca Falls Convention begins, 1848
Hollywood
Sitcom actress murdered; death prompts anti-stalking legislation, 1989
Literary
Emile Zola flees France, 1898
"Angela's Ashes" author Frank McCourt dies, 2009
Music
Thousands of fans join the Miami funeral procession of Celia Cruz, 2003
Old West
Doc Holliday kills for the first time, 1879
Presidential
President Arthur proclaims power to impose quarantine on immigrants, 1884
Sports
Nick Faldo wins third British Open, 1992
Vietnam War
President Khanh calls for expanding the war, 1964
Peace talks resume, 1972
World War I
Cenotaph is unveiled in London, 1919
World War II
America bombs Rome, 1943

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