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Rockntractor
07-24-2012, 08:20 PM
Lead Story
Machu Picchu discovered, 1911
American Revolution
Hancock scolds Schuyler, 1776
Automotive
Bidding starts on South Korea's Kia Motors Corp., 1998
Civil War
Battle of Kernstown, Virginia, 1864
Cold War
Nixon and Khrushchev have a "kitchen debate", 1959
Crime
A nine-year-old's murder puts an innocent man in jail, 1984
Disaster
Hundreds drown in Eastland disaster, 1915
General Interest
Mary Queen of Scots deposed, 1567
Mormons settle Salt Lake Valley, 1847
Kennedy's goal accomplished, 1969
Hollywood
Saving Private Ryan opens in theaters, 1998
Literary
O. Henry is released from prison, 1901
Music
"Eye Of The Tiger" from Rocky III tops the U.S. pop charts, 1982
Old West
Bonneville leads first wagon crossing of South Pass, 1832
Presidential
Nixon debates Khrushchev at a fair in Moscow, 1959
Sports
Lance Armstrong wins seventh Tour de France, 2005
Vietnam War
North Vietnam increases air defense capabilities, 1965
World War I
Sultan of Turkey restores constitution at demand of Young Turk rebels, 1908
World War II
Operation Gomorrah is launched, 1943

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