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  1. #1 5-3-12: Today in History 
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    Niccolo Machiavelli born, 1469

    American Revolution
    Dartmouth tells Martin to organize North Carolina Loyalists, 1775

    MADD founder's daughter killed by drunk driver, 1980

    Civil War
    Confederates take Hazel Grove at Chancellorsville, 1863

    Cold War
    Congressional hearings on General MacArthur, 1951

    Exxon executive is murdered, 1992

    British girl goes missing in Portugal, 2007

    Trains collide near Tokyo, 1962

    General Interest
    Japanese war crimes trial begins, 1946

    New Japanese constitution goes into effect, 1947

    Fletcher lands on the North Pole, 1952

    U.S. Supreme Court decides Paramount antitrust case, 1948

    Lord Byron swims the Hellespont, 1810

    James Brown is born, 1933

    Old West
    Cowboy author Andy Adams is born, 1859

    FDR addresses thousands of Democratic women, 1940

    JFK receives honorary degree, 1961

    Shoemaker becomes oldest man to win Kentucky Derby, 1986

    Vietnam War
    173rd Airborne Brigade deploys to South Vietnam, 1965

    Paris is chosen as site for peace talks, 1968

    World War I
    Austro-German forces drive Russians out of the Carpathians, 1915

    World War II
    The Battle of the Coral Sea begins, 1942
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    Lots of royal birthdays today.
    Constantine III
    Cecily Neville (Mrs. Richard Plantagenet)
    Margaret of York
    Elizabeth of France
    Charles, Crown Prince of Sweden and Norway
    Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein
    Princess Haya of Jordan

    and the King of Infomercials...... Ron Popeil!

    Mehmet II, William Shakespeare, Jack Weston, Suzy Parker, Wally Schirra, Jackie Cooper.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    5-3-2012 War with England is started when Zeus fails to recognize English inventors achievements, Bijou is quick to retaliate with heavy artillery.
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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1693 - Gregorio de Salinas Varona left Monclova, Coahuila, on a relief expedition to take supplies to the troubled missions of East Texas.

    1903 - Robert B. Vandervoort, Corpus Christi native, performed his famed loop-the-loop for King Edward VII at a command performance in London. Vandervoort's stage name was "Diavalo."

    1968 - In Houston, at St. Luke's Hospital Everett Thomas received the first heart transplant in the United States. Thomas lived for 204 days. The surgeon was Denton Cooley.

    1976 - Paul McCartney made his first American stage appearance in 10 years. The "Wings Over America" tour began in Ft. Worth, TX.

    1980 - Ferguson Jenkins (Texas Rangers) became the fourth player to win 100 games in the American League and the National League.

    1997 - The "Republic of Texas" surrendered to authorities ending an armed standoff where two people were held hostage. The group asserts the independence of Texas from the U.S.

    1999 - About 49 people were killed when a series of tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and South Dakota.
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    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
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