Thread: 5-17-12: Today in History
#1 5-17-12: Today in History05-17-2012, 07:44 PM
Brown v. Board of Ed is decided, 1954
Washington criticizes "taxation without representation", 1769
Confederates defeated at the Battle of Big Black River, 1863
Gorbachev meets with Lithuanian prime minister, 1990
LAPD raid leaves six SLA members dead, 1974
Fire engulfs Honduras prison, 1994
Heyerdahl sails papyrus boat, 1970
Televised Watergate hearings begin, 1973
Final episode of Beverly Hills 90210 airs, 2000
Dorothy Richardson, pioneer of stream of consciousness, is born, 1873
The FBI Laboratory weighs in on the "dirty" lyrics of "Louie Louie", 1965
Geronimo flees Arizona reservation, 1885
Andrew Johnson marries Eliza McCardle, 1827
Islanders win fourth consecutive Stanley Cup, 1983
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
Last edited by Rockntractor; 05-17-2012 at 07:46 PM.
05-17-2012, 10:50 PM
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.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
Originally Posted by Carol
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