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07-23-2012, 09:49 AM
American Revolution
Connecticut Patriot Roger Sherman dies, 1793
Honda produces 6 millionth Civic in North America, 2007
Civil War
Halleck takes command of the Union army, 1862
Cold War
An accord on Laos is reached, 1962
Black Bart strikes again, 1878
A string of mysterious deaths surrounds a Nebraska woman, 1918
Legionnaires gather in Philly, 1976
General Interest
Military seizes power in Egypt, 1952
The 12th Street riot, 1967
Actor and two children killed on Twilight Zone set, 1982
Raymond Chandler is born, 1888
Guns N' Roses make popular breakthrough with "Sweet Child O' Mine", 1988
Old West
Montana rancher Conrad Kohrs dies, 1920
Former President Ulysses S. Grant dies, 1885
U.S. women take home gymnastics gold, 1996
Vietnam War
Taylor and Khanh have "heated" discussions in Saigon, 1964
Johnson urged to declare a state of national emergency, 1965
World War I
Austria-Hungary issues ultimatum to Serbia, 1914
World War II
Petain, leader of the Vichy government, dies, 1951


07-23-2012, 07:25 PM
1803 - Land baron Samuel Maverick was born. His free-roaming cattle on Matagorda Island gave rise to the term "maverick" for an unbranded calf.

1877 - In Pensacola, FL, Texas Rangers captured John Wesley Hardin. He was tried at Comanche for the murder of Charles Webb and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

1885 - The Texas Bankers Association was founded in Lampasas Springs (now Lampasas).

1895 - In Houston, actress Florence Arto was born. As Florence Vidor she performed in 59 feature films.

1986 - In Dallas, TX, President Reagan spoke at a rally for Governor Bill Clements at the Apparel Mart.

2010 - The state of Texas filed a brief with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that it was the rightful owner of the phrase "The Alamo." The Daughters of the Republic of Texas had filed for the trademark.