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08-03-2012, 02:39 PM
Lead Story
Nautilus travels under North Pole, 1958
American Revolution
Lord Jeffrey Amherst dies, 1797
"The Spy Who Loved Me" released, features Lotus Esprit, 1977
Civil War
Union General Thomas F. Meagher is born in Ireland, 1823
Cold War
Chambers accuses Hiss of being a communist spy, 1948
Sodomy arrest sparks controversy, 1982
Boeing 707 crashes into a mountain near Agadir, Morocco , 1975
General Interest
Columbus sets sail, 1492
Sir Roger Casement hanged, 1916
Soviets release Mathias Rust, 1988
Multimillion-dollar baby photos published, 2008
Last installment of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is published, 1861
"The Macarena" begins its reign atop the U.S. pop charts, 1996
Old West
Donner party encounters first delay, 1846
Calvin Coolidge takes oath of office after Harding's death, 1923
NBA is born, 1949
Vietnam War
TV news shows Marines burning village, 1965
Marines launch Operation Prairie, 1966
World War I
Germany and France declare war on each other, 1914
World War II
Italians move on British Somaliland, 1940


08-03-2012, 08:14 PM
1799 - The McAllen Ranch, covering 95,000 acres in present day Hidalgo County in the Rio Grande Valley, was given to a family of early settlers from the king of Spain .

1898 - The Colorado County Feud began.

1915 - Aniceto Pizaña escaped a gunfight with Texas Rangers at his ranch north of Brownsville. The event moved him from a moderate to a full-fledged revolutionary.

1980 - Hurricane Allen hit the Caribbean and the Texas gulf area. Twenty-eight were killed in the the U.S and over 200 died in the Caribbean. (August 3-10)