Thread: 5-12-12: Today in History
#1 5-12-12: Today in History05-12-2012, 04:50 PM
Race car driver A.J. Foyt gets first pro victory, 1957
Americans suffer worst defeat of revolution at Charleston, 1780
Fourth-generation NASCAR driver Adam Petty dies in crash, 2000
North and South see bloody day at the Bloody Angle, 1864
American ship Mayaguez seized, 1975
Body of Lindbergh baby found, 1932
Forest fire sweeps across China, 1987
George VI crowned at Westminster, 1937
Berlin blockade lifted, 1949
Blackmun confirmed to Supreme Court, 1970
Katharine Hepburn born, 1907
Poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti is born, 1828
Bob Dylan walks out on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1963
Fur trader William Sublette heads west, 1832
Teddy Roosevelt's trip to San Francisco is captured on film, 1903
Ernie Banks hits 500th home run, 1970
Lyndon B. Johnson visits South Vietnam, 1961
Heavy fighting erupts in A Shau Valley, 1971
World War I
Germany and Austria-Hungary sign pact to exploit Ukraine, 1918
World War II
Hitler backs Rashid Ali in his fight against Britain, 1941
05-12-2012, 08:07 PM
1889 - The recently rebuilt Missouri Pacific Hospital was dedicated under its new name of St. Joseph's Infirmary. In 1930, the institution's name was changed to St. Joseph's Hospital.
1903 - The song "The Eyes of Texas" was first sung. The performance took place at the Hancock Opera House in Austin. The minstrel show benefited the University of Texas track team.
1926 - Commercial aviation began in Texas with inauguration of air mail service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago.
1942 - Northeast of Huntsville, construction began on a German prisoner of war camp.
2003 - In Texas, fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers went into hiding over a dispute with Republican's over a congressional redistricting plan.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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