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Rockntractor
07-25-2012, 03:37 PM
World's first "test tube baby" born, 1978
American Revolution
General Gates takes command of the southern army, 1780
Automotive
Henry Ford writes fan letter to Mahatma Gandhi, 1941
Civil War
Congress passes Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, 1861
Cold War
The Nixon Doctrine is announced, 1969
Crime
Head of frontier bandit placed on display, 1853
A young man turns the death of his parents into a game, 1988
Disaster
Concorde jet crashes, 2000
General Interest
The first railroad accident, 1832
Puerto Rico invaded, 1898
Ships collide off Nantucket, 1956
Dylan appears at Newport Folk Fest, 1965
Hollywood
Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS, 1985
Literary
Jack London sails for the Klondike, 1897
Music
Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, 1965
Old West
California Rangers kill Joaquin Murrieta, 1853
Presidential
Truman drops hint to Stalin about a terrible new weapon, 1945
Sports
Opening of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona, 1992
Vietnam War
Joint Chiefs propose air strikes, 1964
Nixon announces new doctrine, 1969
World War I
Mata Hari sentenced to die, 1917
World War II
Mussolini falls from power, 1943
Oklahoma melts into big friggen puddle of molten rock and flows into ocean, 2012

Retread
07-25-2012, 05:06 PM
1838 - In Houston, the first Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge in Texas was organized.

1953 - Staff Sgt. Ambrosio Guillen died near Songuch-on, Korea. He received the Medal of Honor for valor for his actions. He came from a Mexican American family and grew up in El Paso, Texas.

1974 - In Galveston, the restored Ashton Villa was opened to the public. The house was built in 1859 and was one of the first brick structures in Texas.

1999 - Nolan Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

2011 - The Texas Rangers defeated the Minnesota Twins 20-6.

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1909 - Louis Bleriot becomes the first aviator to fly across the English channel - he went from Calais to Dover in 37 minutes.

1946 - that terrible weapon mentioned in 1945 was tested underwater off the Bikini atoll.

1960 - Woolworth's in Greensboro N.C. quietly dropped the segregation policy at their lunch counter.