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  1. #1 4-22-12: Today in History 
    PORCUS MAXIMUS Rockntractor's Avatar
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    Nothin' happened today.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Not true. I took a dump today.
    "Inequality is a false notion propagated by those who are made to feel guilty for what they have by those who are jealous for what they don't"-Former MTV Host Kennedy
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Not true. I took a dump today.
    You didn't have to take it, it was already yours!
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    American Revolution
    John Paul Jones leads American raid on Whitehaven, England, 1778

    Automotive
    Rolls-Royce co-founder dies, 1933

    Civil War
    Union raid cuts Mississippi telegraph wires, 1863

    Cold War
    McCarthy Army hearings begin, 1954

    Crime
    Seduction is made illegal, 1886

    An FBI agent is killed in a gangster raid, 1934

    Disaster
    Sewers explode in Guadalajara, 1992

    General Interest
    Germans introduce poison gas, 1915

    Fujimori orders assault on Japanese ambassador's home, 1997

    Hollywood
    Jack Nicholson born, 1937

    Literary
    Ellen Glasgow, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, is born, 1873

    Music
    The Blues Brothers make their world premiere on Saturday Night Live, 1978

    Old West
    The Oklahoma land rush begins, 1889

    Presidential
    Former President Richard Nixon dies, 1994

    Sports
    Pat Tillman killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, 2004
    Vietnam War

    South Vietnamese have increased combat capabilities, 1968

    Antiwar demonstrations held, 1972

    World War I
    Second Battle of Ypres begins, 1915

    World War II
    Americans launch Operation Persecution in the Pacific, 1944

    Hitler admits defeat, 1945

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    1540 - An expedition led by Spanish explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado left Culiacán in Mexico in search of the Seven Cities of Cíbola.

    1689 - On the Texas coast, Spanish explorer Alonso León discovered the ruins of a French settlement, Fort St. Louis.

    1873 - The Texas state legislature repealed the law that had authorized the State Police.

    1897 - Sarah Seelye became a member of the McClellan Post, Grand Army of the Republic, in Houston. She was the only woman in history to have served in the Union army.

    1967 - Randy Matson set a new world record with a shot put toss of 71 feet, and 5 1/2 inches in College Station, TX.

    2011 - In Arlington, TX, the Texas Giant reopened to the public as part of the Six Flags Over Texas 50th anniversary celebration.
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    On April 22, 1952, a live broadcast was made of a Nevada atom bomb test monitored by infantry at a 4 mile range and a group of guvmint VIPs distance unstated. The VIPs were supplied with dark goggles. A few of the soldiers had sunglasses.

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