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  1. #1 5-8-12: Today in History 
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    V-E Day is celebrated in America and Britain, 1945

    American Revolution
    Militia Act establishes conscription under federal law, 1792

    Henry Ford II leaves post at Ford Foundation, 1956

    Civil War
    Lee beats Grant to Spotsylvania, 1864

    Cold War
    Soviets announce boycott of 1984 Olympics, 1984

    Woman convicted for tampering with Excedrin, 1988

    Flash floods in Nebraska kill 23, 1950

    General Interest
    De Soto reaches the Mississippi, 1541

    AIM occupation of Wounded Knee ends, 1973

    Soviets to boycott L.A. Olympics, 1984

    Sean Connery stars in his first Bond movie, Dr. No, 1963

    Betty White becomes oldest Saturday Night Live host, 2010

    Yeats' The Countess Cathleen opens at the Irish Literary Theatre, 1899

    The theme song from Welcome Back, Kotter is the #1 song in America, 1976

    Old West
    Zachary Taylor fights the Battle of Palo Alto, 1846

    Harry S. Truman is born, 1884

    Knicks beat Lakers for NBA title, 1970

    Vietnam War
    Nixon defends invasion of Cambodia, 1970

    Mining of North Vietnamese harbors is announced, 1972

    World War I
    New celebration of Armistice Day proposed, 1919

    World War II
    Victory in Europe, 1945
    Dang I almost forgot!
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1846 - Near Brownsville, the first major battle of the Mexican War was fought. The area was later named Palo Alto, TX.

    1914 - Mildred "Babe" Didrickson Zaharias was born in Port Arthur. She was called "the Greatest Woman Athlete of the 20th century."

    1917 - Near San Antonio, the First Officers Training Camp was established at Camp Funston on the Leon Springs Military Reservation.

    2011 - In Dallas, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Four of the Western Conference Semi-Finals. The win allowed the Mavericks to advance to the next round after four straight wins against the Lakers.
    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.
    A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
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