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    Lead Story
    Dust storm sweeps from Great Plains across Eastern states, 1934

    American Revolution
    Washington recommends using German-American troops to Congress, 1776

    Automotive
    B.F. Goodrich Co. announces development of tubeless tire, 1947

    Civil War
    Confederate Cavalry General J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded, 1864

    Cold War
    Kim Philby dies, 1988

    Crime
    The Queen of Poisoners takes her toll, 1949

    Disaster
    Fire kills 50 at soccer stadium, 1985

    General Interest
    British prime minister assassinated, 1812


    Minnesota enters the Union, 1858

    Butcher of Lyon on trial, 1987

    Deep Blue beats Kasparov, 1997


    Hollywood
    George Clooney makes return appearance on ER, 2000

    Literary
    Go Down, Moses, by William Faulkner, is published, 1942

    Music
    Bob Marley dies, 1981

    Old West
    Western writer Mari Sandoz is born, 1896

    Presidential
    President Carter puts in a long day at the office, 1977
    Sports
    Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess match, 1997
    Vietnam War
    President Kennedy orders more troops to South Vietnam, 1961

    Paratroopers battle for "Hamburger Hill", 1969
    World War I
    Germans prepare to protest Versailles Treaty terms, 1919

    World War II
    Allies attack the Gustav line in drive for Rome, 1944

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    1953 - In Waco, TX, a tornado killed 114 people and 196 businesses were completely destroyed.

    1964 - Construction began on the Toledo Bend Reservoir. The reservoir occupies parts of Newton, Sabine, Panola, and Shelby counties in Texas and Sabine and De Soto parishes in Louisiana. The dam was completed in 1969.

    1970 - Lubbock, TX, was hit by a tornado. Twenty-six people were killed and more than $135 million in damage was caused.

    1995 - B. B. King, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, and Double Trouble, filmed "Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan" for Austin City Limits.

    2003 - Rafael Palmeiro (Texas Rangers) hit his 500th career home run to become only the 19th player in baseball history to reach the mark.
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