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Rockntractor
08-05-2012, 09:10 AM
Lead Story
Divers recover U.S.S. Monitor turret, 2002
American Revolution
DeLancey and Hull battle for the Bronx, 1779
Automotive
First electric traffic signal installed, 1914
Civil War
Union scores a victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864
Cold War
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed, 1963
Crime
Mother charged with smothering her eight children, 1998
Disaster
Earthquake causes deadly landslides in Ecuador, 1948
General Interest
First transatlantic telegraph cable completed, 1858
Marilyn Monroe is found dead, 1962
Reagan fires 11,359 air-traffic controllers, 1981
Hollywood
Risky Business debuts, launches Cruise to stardom, 1983
Literary
Guy de Maupassant's birthday, 1850
Music
American Bandstand goes national, 1957
Old West
Texas Ranger Ira Aten dies, 1953
Presidential
Lincoln imposes first federal income tax, 1861
Sports
NBA merges with ABA, 1976
Vietnam War
Navy flies retaliatory strikes against North Vietnam, 1964
Congress cuts military aid to South Vietnam, 1974
World War I
German assault on Liege begins first battle of World War I, 1914
World War II
Hundreds of Jews are freed from forced labor in Warsaw, 1944

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