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  1. #1 4-24-12: Today in History 
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    Lead Story
    Easter Rebellion begins, 1916

    American Revolution
    Phillips and Arnold launch attack on Petersburg, Virginia, 1781

    Automotive
    German endurance driver killed in crash, 1983

    Civil War
    Union issues conduct code for soldiers, 1863

    Cold War
    The Bandung Conference concludes, 1955

    Crime
    Forensic evidence is introduced in Australia, 1922

    Disaster
    Tornado flattens towns in Louisiana and Mississippi, 1908

    General Interest
    Library of Congress established, 1800

    Churchill knighted, 1953

    Hostage rescue mission ends in disaster, 1980



    Literary
    Sue Grafton is born, 1940

    Music
    Patti LaBelle makes her debut on the pop charts, sort of, 1962

    Old West
    Author Willa Cather dies, 1947

    Presidential
    Truman is briefed on Manhattan Project, 1945

    Sports
    Penguins defeat Capitals in marathon hockey game, 1996

    Vietnam War
    Westmoreland makes controversial remarks, 1967

    North Vietnamese attack South Vietnamese installations, 1971

    World War I
    The Easter Rising begins in Dublin, 1916

    World War II
    Erich Raeder, commander in chief of the German navy, is born on this day, 1876

    Britain begins its evacuation of Greece in Operation Demon, 1940
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  2. #2 In Texas? Not so much..... 
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    1678 - Pedro de Aguirre was born. He was a captain in the Spanish army and escorted an expedition into Texas that named the San Antonio de Padua river.

    1998 - The reunion movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings" aired on CBS.
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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