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07-29-2012, 08:08 PM
Lead Story
NASA created, 1958
American Revolution
French navy contacts Continentals, 1778
General Motors buys Cadillac, 1909
Civil War
Confederate spy Belle Boyd is captured, 1862
Cold War
NASA established, 1958
Son of Sam terrorizes New York, 1976
Rocket causes deadly fire on aircraft carrier, 1967
General Interest
Spanish Armada defeated, 1588
Tipperary Revolt ends in failure, 1848
Italian American assassinates Italian king, 1900
Prince Charles marries Lady Diana, 1981
Hollywood golden couple weds, 2000
Chang-Rae Lee's birthday, 1965
The Doors score their first #1 hit with "Light My Fire", 1967
Old West
Escalante and Dominguez begin expedition, 1776
President Eisenhower authorizes creation of NASA, 1958
Carl Lewis wins fourth consecutive long jump at 35, 1996
Vietnam War
101st Airborne Division arrives in Vietnam, 1965
Fire ravages U.S. carrier off Vietnam, 1967
Former U.S. Attorney General visits North Vietnam, 1972
World War I
Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and Czar Nicholas of Russia exchange telegrams, 1914
World War II
Japanese sink the USS Indianapolis, 1945


NASA, NASA yeah I remember NASA, back before they became the pat the muzzie on the head organization, we used to be a great country.

07-30-2012, 12:25 AM
1958 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which formed NASA and led to the establishment of the space center near Houston in 1961.

1988 - The FDIC bailed out the 1st Republic Bank of Dallas with $4 billion.

2010 - Baylor University's KWBU-TV/Waco signed off after 21 years due to budgetary concerns.