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  1. #1 5-2-12: Today in History 
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    American Revolution
    Elias Boudinot is born, 1740

    Automotive
    GM buys Chevrolet, 1918

    Civil War
    Confederates deliver blow to Union at Chancellorsville, 1863

    Cold War
    Joseph McCarthy dies, 1957

    Crime
    A grisly crime leads to rubber gloves, 1924

    Disaster
    Sandstorm in Egypt kills 12, topples buildings, 1997

    General Interest
    Hudson's Bay Company chartered, 1670

    Madrid revolts against French rule, 1808

    End of an era at the FBI, 1972

    Osama bin Laden killed by U.S. forces, 2011

    Hollywood
    Iron Man released, 2008

    Literary
    Manuscript of Edna St. Vincent Millay's Conversations at Midnight destroyed in hotel fire, 1936




    Music
    Dick Clark survives the Payola scandal, 1960

    Old West
    John B. Jones becomes major in Texas Rangers, 1874

    Presidential
    George W. Bush forms commission on Social Security, 2001

    Sports
    Gehrig ends streak, 1939
    Vietnam War

    U.S. ship sunk in Saigon port, 1964

    Joint forces continue attack into Cambodia, 1970

    World War I
    Allies argue over U.S. troops joining battle on Western Front, 1918

    World War II
    German troops in Italy surrender to the Allies, while Berlin surrenders to Russia's Zhukov., 1945
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    1874 - Governor Richard Coke appointed John B. Jones to command the new Frontier Battalion of Texas Rangers.

    1922 - WBAP-AM began broadcasting in north Texas.

    1942 - The construction of the Childress Army Airfield was announced. It was a World War II bombardier training school that for operated 3 years.

    1993 - Authorities said that they had recovered the remains of David Koresh from the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, TX.
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