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    Lead Story
    First Academy Awards ceremony, 1929

    American Revolution
    Georgia Patriot Button Gwinnett receives fatal wound in duel, 1777

    Automotive
    GM dedicates new technical center, 1956

    Civil War
    Union wins the Battle of Champion Hill, 1863

    Cold War
    U.S.-Soviet summit meeting collapses, 1960

    Crime
    A nurse steals another woman's unborn baby, 1975

    Disaster
    New York City establishes hospital for cholera victims, 1849

    General Interest
    Louis marries Marie Antoinette, 1770

    Warsaw Ghetto uprising ends, 1943


    Protests mount in France, 1968

    Japanese woman scales Everest, 1975

    Hollywood
    First Academy Awards ceremony, 1929

    Literary
    Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille, 1717

    Music
    Mary Wells gives Motown Records its first #1 hit with "My Guy", 1964

    Old West
    Outlaw Dick Fellows is released, 1881


    Presidential
    Senate acquits Johnson of high crimes and misdemeanors, 1868

    Sports
    Magic plays center as a rookie, wins championship, 1980

    Vietnam War
    Accident at Bien Hoa kills 27 U.S. servicemen, 1965


    Navy Corpsman receives Medal of Honor for action, 1968


    U.S. bombing destroys main fuel line, 1972

    World War I
    U.S. Congress passes Sedition Act, 1918

    World War II
    As Brits launch Operation Chastise, Germans launch Operation Gypsy Baron, 1943
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    1843 - Two ships from the Texas Navy, the Austin and the Wharton, won a battle with two Mexican ships off the coast of the Yucatán. The four ships involved had fought before on April 30.

    1888 - The capitol of Texas was dedicated in Austin. Construction and planning took more than seven years.

    1898 - In San Antonio, Teddy Roosevlet arrived to recruit and train "Rough Riders" for the First Volunteer Cavalry.

    1902 - Texas Ranger Anderson Yancey Baker killed suspected cattle rustler Ramón de la Cerda. The incident led to a feud that cost the lives of several more men.
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