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  1. #1 5-12-12: Today in History 
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    Race car driver A.J. Foyt gets first pro victory, 1957

    American Revolution
    Americans suffer worst defeat of revolution at Charleston, 1780

    Fourth-generation NASCAR driver Adam Petty dies in crash, 2000

    Civil War
    North and South see bloody day at the Bloody Angle, 1864

    Cold War
    American ship Mayaguez seized, 1975

    Body of Lindbergh baby found, 1932

    Forest fire sweeps across China, 1987

    General Interest
    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

    Old West
    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

    Vietnam War
    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
    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
    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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