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Rockntractor
08-11-2012, 02:06 PM
Lead Story
Federal prisoners land on Alcatraz, 1934
American Revolution
Sir Frederick Haldimand born, 1718
Automotive
"American Graffiti" released, 1973
Civil War
Confederate General Early abandons Winchester, Virginia, 1864
Cold War
Reagan jokes about "outlawing" the Soviet Union, 1984
Crime
Carol Bundy confesses her connection to the "Sunset Slayer", 1980
Disaster
Hurricane submerges Louisiana resort, 1856
General Interest
Hussein succeeds to Jordanian throne, 1952
Watts Riot begins, 1965
Jonesboro schoolyard shooters guilty, 1998
Hollywood
American Graffiti opens, 1973
Literary
Alex Haley's birthday, 1921
Music
Hip Hop is born at a birthday party in the Bronx, 1973
Old West
Meriwether Lewis is shot in the leg, 1806
Presidential
Reagan jokes about bombing Russia, 1984
Sports
Major leaguers walk off the job, 1994
Vietnam War
U.S. pilots cleared to bomb Hanoi-Haiphong area, 1967
South Vietnamese troops assume responsibility for guarding border, 1970
Last U.S. ground combat unit departs South Vietnam, 1972
World War I
Weimar Constitution adopted in Germany , 1919
World War II
Germans begin to evacuate Sicily, 1943
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