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Rockntractor
07-20-2012, 06:24 PM
Lead Story
Armstrong walks on moon, 1969
American Revolution
Mad Anthony Wayne loses to Loyalists in New Jersey, 1780
Automotive
U.S. government study disputes Nader's charges against Corvair, 1972
Civil War
Confederates attack at the Battle of Peachtree Creek, 1864
Cold War
Truman issues peacetime draft, 1948
Crime
A serial-killing couple is apprehended, 1984
Disaster
Second great flood hits Johnstown, 1977
General Interest
Sitting Bull surrenders, 1881
King of Jordan assassinated, 1951
Viking 1 lands on Mars, 1976
Hollywood
Bruce Lee dies at age 32, 1973
Literary
Acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy is born, 1933
Music
Jan and Dean's "Surf City" hits #1, 1963
Old West
Homesteaders murdered by Wyoming ranchers, 1889
Presidential
Nixon watches first lunar landing, 1969
Sports
Sir Edmund Hillary born, 1919
Vietnam War
Viet Cong troops overrun town, 1964
Duck Hook plan completed, 1969
World War I
Caillaux trial begins in Paris, 1914
World War II
Assassination plot against Hitler fails, 1944

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

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07-21-2012, 12:01 AM
1910 - Galveston native Jack Johnson defeated reigning heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries.

1969 - The first word from the surface of the moon: "Houston, .........the Eagle has landed."