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  1. #1 5-17-12: Today in History 
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    Lead Story
    Brown v. Board of Ed is decided, 1954

    American Revolution
    Washington criticizes "taxation without representation", 1769



    Civil War
    Confederates defeated at the Battle of Big Black River, 1863

    Cold War
    Gorbachev meets with Lithuanian prime minister, 1990

    Crime
    LAPD raid leaves six SLA members dead, 1974

    Disaster
    Fire engulfs Honduras prison, 1994

    General Interest
    Heyerdahl sails papyrus boat, 1970

    Televised Watergate hearings begin, 1973



    Hollywood
    Final episode of Beverly Hills 90210 airs, 2000

    Literary
    Dorothy Richardson, pioneer of stream of consciousness, is born, 1873

    Music
    The FBI Laboratory weighs in on the "dirty" lyrics of "Louie Louie", 1965

    Old West
    Geronimo flees Arizona reservation, 1885

    Presidential
    Andrew Johnson marries Eliza McCardle, 1827

    Sports
    Islanders win fourth consecutive Stanley Cup, 1983

    Vietnam War
    Operations continue in Cambodia, 1970

    South Vietnamese reinforcements near An Loc, 1972

    World War I
    Henri Barbusse is born, 1873

    World War II
    The Memphis Belle flies its 25th bombing mission, 1943
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    1839 - On the North San Gabriel, Manuel Flores and his band were defeated by Texas Rangers. The Flores group had killed four members of a party of surveyors between Sequin and San Antonio on May 14.

    1865 - Several miles northeast of Tyler, the last of 1,200 Federal prisoners left Camp Ford.

    1893 - The Texas City Improvement Company filed the first townsite plat in Texas City.

    1922 - Singer and composer Leon Roger Payne entered the Texas School for the Blind. His songs were later recorded by Elvis Presley and Dean Martin.

    2000 - The Eagles filed suit against the "Hotel California" restaurant in Dallas, TX, alleging trademark violations.
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