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    Cornerstone laid for St. Peter's Basilica, 1506.
    Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1775.
    San Francisco Earthquake, 1906.
    Titanic survivors arrive in New York on the Carpathia, 1912.
    Yankee Stadium opens, 1923.
    Nasser seizes power in Egypt, 1954.
    Bombing of the US embassy in Beirut, 1983.

    Happy birthday to:
    Lucrezia Borgia, Clarence Darrow, Richard Harding Davis, Leopold Stokowski, Barbara Hale, James Drury, Hayley Mills, Rick Moranis, Eric Roberts, Conan O'Brien, Niall Ferguson.

    Au revoir to:
    Erasmus Darwin, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Ernie Pyle, Albert Einstein, Ben Hecht.
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    1842 - Juan N. Seguín resigned as mayor of San Antonio and fled to Mexico. He was incriminated in General Rafael Vásquez's of San Antonio in March of 1842 from his business correspondence with Mexico. Seguín later participated in Adrián Woll's invasion of Texas in September 1842. He also fought against the U.S. in the Mexican War.

    1897 - S.E. Hayden released a fictional "news" story that described an unidentified flying airship crash near the town of Aurora, TX.

    1901 - The Baylor College of Medicine held its first commencement with a graduating class of 15 students.

    1904 - Artist Harry Peyton Cornohan was born in Millford, TX.

    1934 - The first Laundromat opened in Fort Worth, TX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Cornerstone laid for St. Peter's Basilica, 1506.
    Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1775.
    San Francisco Earthquake, 1906.
    Titanic survivors arrive in New York on the Carpathia, 1912.
    Yankee Stadium opens, 1923.
    Nasser seizes power in Egypt, 1954.
    Bombing of the US embassy in Beirut, 1983.

    Happy birthday to:
    Lucrezia Borgia, Clarence Darrow, Richard Harding Davis, Leopold Stokowski, Barbara Hale, James Drury, Hayley Mills, Rick Moranis, Eric Roberts, Conan O'Brien, Niall Ferguson, OBX.

    Au revoir to:
    Erasmus Darwin, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Ernie Pyle, Albert Einstein, Ben Hecht.
    Fixed.
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    1987-Mike Schmidt hits home run #500 off of Don Robinson with 2 on in the 9th to put the Phillies ahead 8-6.
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    My Dad was born 1926 - RIP Pop
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    Quote Originally Posted by obx View Post
    Fixed.
    Happy Birthday! (Took a coupla minutes to figure it out)
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