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  1. #1 4-25-12: Today in History 
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    Andropov writes to U.S. student, 1983

    American Revolution
    Cornwallis retreats from Guilford Courthouse, 1781

    Italian Formula One driver dies in crash, 2001

    Civil War
    Confederates overwhelm Union at Marks' Mills, 1864

    Cold War
    Andropov writes to an American fifth-grader, 1983

    A father is exonerated after 21 years, 1989

    Air tragedy hits Canary Islands, 1980

    General Interest
    Ground broken for Suez Canal, 1859

    Space telescope in orbit, 1990

    Ginger Rogers dies, 1995

    Robinson Crusoe is published, 1719

    Ella Fitzgerald is born, 1917

    Old West
    A play lionizing Davy Crockett opens, 1831

    Truman inaugurates White House bowling alley, 1947

    Maple Leafs win third Stanley Cup in a row, 1964

    Vietnam War
    Johnson announces appointment of Westmoreland, 1964

    North Vietnamese Army close to cutting South Vietnam in two, 1972

    World War I
    Allies begin invasion of Gallipoli, 1915

    World War II
    Americans and Russians link up, cut Germany in two, 1945
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    Apr 25, 1964:
    Johnson announces appointment of Westmoreland

    President Lyndon B. Johnson announces that Gen. William Westmoreland will replace Gen. Paul Harkins as head of U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) as of June 20. The assignment would put Westmoreland in charge of all American military forces in Vietnam. One of the war's most controversial figures, General Westmoreland was given many honors when the fighting was going well, but when the war turned sour, many Americans saw him as a cause of U.S. problems in Vietnam. Negative feeling about Westmoreland grew particularly strong following the Tet Offensive of 1968, when he had requested a large number of additional troops for deployment to Vietnam. On March 22, 1968, President Johnson announced that Westmoreland would depart South Vietnam to take on the post of Army Chief of Staff; Gen. Creighton Abrams replaced him as the senior U.S. commander in South Vietnam.

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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1831 - A play lionizing Davy Crockett opens

    1838 - The United States and the Republic of Texas signed the Convention of Limits, which recognized Texas claims to disputed territory in Red River County (the present Bowie, Red River, Franklin, Titus, Morris, and Cass counties). The agreement also set the eastern boundary of Texas as the west bank of the Sabine River.

    1861 - One-time port of Saluria was prominent in the Civil War

    1846 - The Mexican-American War ignited as a result of disputes over claims to Texas boundaries. The outcome of the war fixed Texas' southern boundary at the Rio Grande River.

    1875 - Sargent John Ward, a Black Seminole Scout, saved Lieutenant John Bullis from Comanche attackers, for which he was presented a Congressional Medal of Honor.

    2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah met in Crawford, TX.
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