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  1. #1 5-16-12: Today in History 
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    Lead Story
    First Academy Awards ceremony, 1929

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

    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

    A nurse steals another woman's unborn baby, 1975

    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

    First Academy Awards ceremony, 1929

    Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille, 1717

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

    Old West
    Outlaw Dick Fellows is released, 1881

    Senate acquits Johnson of high crimes and misdemeanors, 1868

    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
    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
    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.
    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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