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    Lead Story
    Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans, 1873

    American Revolution
    Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania, 1778

    Automotive
    Street in front of the White House closed to traffic, 1995

    Civil War
    Union Congress passes the Homestead Act, 1862

    Cold War
    United States drops hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll, 1956

    Crime
    Mary Kay Letourneau marries former victim, 2005

    Disaster
    Plane crashes at Cairo airport, 1965

    General Interest
    Vasco da Gama reaches India, 1498

    Christopher Columbus dies, 1506

    The Homestead Act, 1862

    Spirit of St. Louis departs, 1927

    Battle for Hamburger Hill ends, 1969

    Supreme Court defends rights of homosexuals, 1996

    Hollywood
    The Simpsons airs 400th episode, 2007

    Literary
    W.H. Auden becomes a U.S. citizen, 1946

    Music

    Frank Sinatra is laid to rest, 1998
    Old West
    Levi Strauss patents copper-riveted jeans, 1873

    Presidential
    Lincoln signs Homestead Act, 1862

    Sports
    Sunday Silence wins Preakness by a nose, 1989

    Vietnam War
    French see "light at the end of the tunnel" in Vietnam, 1953

    Kennedy criticizes the "Hamburger Hill" battle, 1969

    World War I
    British renew attacks in Battle of Festubert, 1915

    World War II
    Germans break through to English Channel at Abbeville, France, 1940
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    1805 - The viceroy of Mexico was ordered to compile all pertinent data concerning the true boundary between Texas and Louisianna.

    1857 - Camp Wood was established on the east bank of the Nueces River. The site is about 50 miles northwest of Fort Inge.

    1893 - The second town of Amarillo was selected as the seat of Potter County.

    1978 - "The Buddy Holly Story" premiered in of Lubbock, TX. The film had its world premier in Dallas on May 18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    1805 - The viceroy of Mexico was ordered to compile all pertinent data concerning the true boundary between Texas and Louisianna.
    I think he missed by a little bit, there is a Louisiana part of Texas.
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