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Rockntractor
07-31-2012, 06:24 PM
Lead Story
Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975
American Revolution
Marquis de Lafayette becomes a major-general without pay, 1777
Automotive
"First Lady" of NASCAR Louise Smith born, 1916
Civil War
Union General George Thomas is born in Virginia, 1816
Cold War
Senator Robert A. Taft dies, 1953
Crime
Jimmy Hoffa vanishes, 1975
Disaster
Hurricane sinks Spanish treasure ships, 1715
General Interest
Ignatius of Loyola dies, 1556
Fugitive Vichy leader surrenders in Austria, 1945
Ranger 7 photographs moon, 1964
Hollywood
J.K. Rowling born, 1965
Literary
Daniel Defoe is put in the pillory, 1703
Music
Ahmet Ertegun is born in Istanbul, Turkey, 1923
Old West
Apache scout Martine dies, 1937
Presidential
Former President Andrew Johnson dies, 1875
Sports
Nolan Ryan wins 300th game, 1990
Vietnam War
Agreement on conduct of war, 1964
Hanoi claims that U.S. bombers have struck dikes, 1972
World War I
Third Battle of Ypres begins in Flanders, 1917
World War II
Goering orders Heydrich to prepare for the Final Solution, 1941
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Retread
07-31-2012, 10:47 PM
1817 - Pirate Louis Michel Aury resigned his Mexican commission to rule Galveston Island.

1867 - Fort Griffin was established on the Brazos River in Shackelford County when four companies of the 6th U.S. Cavalry arrived at the site.

1891 - The Lubbock Leader began publication. It was the town's first newspaper.

1965 - Tarrant County Junior College was founded.