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    American Revolution
    Patriot politician and composer Francis Hopkinson dies, 1791

    Automotive
    "Speed Racer" movie released, 2008

    Civil War
    Union troops take Snake Creek Gap, Georgia, 1864

    Cold War
    West Germany joins NATO, 1955
    Crime
    Cunanan continues murder spree, 1997
    Disaster
    Soccer fans trampled in Ghana, 2001
    General Interest
    Captain Blood steals crown jewels, 1671

    Byrd flies over the North Pole?, 1926

    FDA approves the pill, 1960

    Aldo Moro found dead, 1978

    Former POW is ambassador to Vietnam, 1997

    Hollywood
    Last Honeymooners episode airs, 1971

    Literary
    James Barrie is born, 1860

    Music
    An unlikely challenger ends the Beatles' reign atop the U.S. pop charts, 1964

    Old West
    Buffalo Bill's Wild West show opens, 1887

    Presidential
    Woodrow Wilson proclaims the first Mother's Day holiday, 1914

    Sports
    Johnny Bench hits three home runs off Steve Carlton, 1973

    Vietnam War
    Reporter breaks the news of secret bombing in Cambodia, 1969

    Demonstrations held in Washington, 1970

    House votes to initiate impeachment proceedings, 1974

    World War I
    Allies launch dual offensive on Western Front, 1915

    World War II
    Herman Goering is captured by the U.S. Seventh Army, 1945
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    1846 - During the Mexican War, the Mexican army was defeated at the battle of Resaca de la Palma.

    1865 - Near Abbeville, GA, former Texas governor Francis R. Lubbock was captured by Union forces.

    1916 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson ordered the militias of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona to mobilize and serve on the Mexican border.

    1927 - In Texas, a tornado destroyed much of Garland and killed 17 people.

    1967 - "Damito Jo Day" was celebrated in her hometown of Austin, TX.

    1979 - In east Houston, the "Orange Show" opened to the public.
    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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