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    1770: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are married.
    1775: Battles of Lexington and Concord.
    1861: Mobs attack Union troops in Baltimore.
    1943: Beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
    1956: Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
    1987: The Simpsons are seen for the first time, on the Tracey Ullman Show.
    1995: Oklahoma City bombing.
    2005: Cardinal Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI.

    Happy Birthday to: Constance Talmadge, Eliot Ness, Jayne Mansfield, Dudley Moore, Paloma Picasso
    Au revoir to: Roger Williams, Queen Christina of Sweden, Canaletto, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Disraeli, Charles Darwin.

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    1837 - The city of Houston became the capital of Texas. It stayed the capital until January of 1839 when Austin was approved as the new state capital.

    1875 - At Fort Sill, Kiowa chief White Horse (Tsen-tainte) and a group of followers surrendered.

    1910 - The Texas Industrial Congress was organized at San Antonio.

    1924 - The West Texas Historical Association was organized at the Taylor County Courthouse in Abilene.

    1968 - In Chicago, the National League approved expansion to Montreal and San Diego. Dallas-Fort Worth failed in its bid for an NL franchise.

    1993 - The Branch-Davidianís compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post

    1968 - In Chicago, the National League approved expansion to Montreal and San Diego. Dallas-Fort Worth failed in its bid for an NL franchise.
    However DFW would gain the 2nd incarnation of the Washington Senators 4 years later. Ironically enough, the Expos would move to the DC area 35 years later.

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    1993 - The Branch-Davidianís compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.
    Actual American citizens killed on American soil by the Clinton Administration and the left nary blinks an eye.
    The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
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    Actual American citizens killed on American soil by the Clinton Administration and the left nary blinks an eye.
    Agreed - but there was more than enough guilt to go around. By their messiah's choice there was never a chance that they would survive regardless of the guvmint action.
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