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07-28-2012, 11:39 AM
Lead Story
14th Amendment adopted, 1868
American Revolution
Sargent and Hutchinson arrive at Horn's Hook, New York, 1776
Tazio Nuvolari triumphs over Germans at the Nurburgring, 1935
Civil War
Battle of Ezra Church begins, 1864
Cold War
U.S. Senate approves United Nations charter, 1945
A soft drink containing liquid cocaine sickens an unsuspecting drinker, 1990
Plane crashes into Empire State Building, 1945
General Interest
Bonus Marchers evicted by U.S. Army, 1932
Worst modern earthquake, 1976
Animal House released, 1978
Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin elope to France, 1814
Rudy Vallée is born, 1901
Old West
Indian agent James McLaughlin dies, 1923
Future first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy is born, 1929
Dennis Martinez pitches perfect game, 1991
Vietnam War
Johnson announces more troops to Vietnam, 1965
CIA reports minor damage done to North Vietnam's dikes, 1972
World War I
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, 1914
World War II
Hamburg suffers a firestorm, 1943

The Earth shriveled up like a prune and flew into the sun, 2012


07-28-2012, 01:41 PM
1908 - Harper Lee of Ysleta, Texas, first made his first appearance in a bullring in Guadalajara. Two years later, he became the first American matador de toros.

1915 - Leander Randon Millican, a Baptist missionary, and George W. Truett met with ranchers to begin an annual cowboy camp meeting that became known as Paisano Baptist Encampment.

1973 - In Dallas, a protest march turned into a riot. Thirty-eight people were arrested, five policeman were injured and widespread damage occurred. The protest was against the killing of Santos Rodríguez while being questioned by Dallas policeman, Darrell Cain.

1994 - Kenny Rogers (Texas Rangers) pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history.

2001 - In Dallas, TX, the Eagles played the first concert at the American Airlines Center.


1540 - King Henry the VIII married (#5) Catherine Howard and executed Thomas Cromwell

1609 - The Sea Venture under the command of Adm. Sir Geo. Summers run aground in Bermuda. The passengers and crew organized a began a community.

1794 - Robespierre lost his head

1959 - The soon to be new state of Hawaii elected the first Chinese American to the US Senate - Hiram Fong and the first Japanese American to the US House - Daniel Inouye