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    Lead Story
    Transcontinental railroad completed, 1869

    American Revolution
    Second Continental Congress assembles as Ticonderoga falls, 1775


    Automotive
    Government gives Chrysler $1.5 billion loan, 1980

    Civil War
    Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson dies, 1863

    Cold War
    China releases Tiananmen Square prisoners, 1990

    Crime
    J. Edgar Hoover begins his legacy with the FBI, 1924

    Disaster
    Death on Mount Everest, 1996

    General Interest
    Jefferson Davis captured, 1865

    Churchill becomes prime minister, 1940

    Nelson Mandela inaugurated, 1994

    Hollywood
    Joan Crawford dies, 1977

    Literary
    The final volume of Tom Jones is published, 1749

    Music
    "Mother" Maybelle Carter is born, 1909

    Old West
    First transcontinental railroad is completed, 1869

    Presidential
    Hayes has first phone installed in White House, 1877

    Sports
    Bobby Orr leads Bruins to Stanley Cup title, 1970

    Vietnam War
    Operation Apache Snow is launched, 1969

    Intense air war continues over North Vietnam, 1972

    World War I
    Treaty of Frankfurt am Main ends Franco-Prussian War, 1871

    World War II
    As Germany invades Holland and Belgium, Winston Churchill becomes prime minister of Great Britain, 1940
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    1893 - In Dallas, the Texas Women’s Press Association was organized to encourage Texas women writers. It later became known as Texas Press Women.

    1893 - In Dallas, the Texas Equal Rights Association was founded. It was the first statewide female suffrage organization.

    1979 - The city of Dallas designated the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas a historic landmark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post

    World War I

    Treaty of Frankfurt am Main ends Franco-Prussian War, 1871
    Wrong war dude. Germans prepare to protest Versailles Treaty terms, 1919, is what happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    Wrong war dude. Germans prepare to protest Versailles Treaty terms, 1919, is what happened.
    That is the second time we have caught history .com in a mistake.
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