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  1. #1 5-18-12: Today in History 
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    Lead Story
    Pope John Paul II born, 1920

    American Revolution
    United Empire Loyalists reach Canada, 1783

    Automotive
    Lotus makes Formula One debut, 1958

    Civil War
    The siege of Vicksburg commences, 1863

    Cold War
    One million protesters take to the streets in Beijing, 1989

    Crime
    Popular evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears, 1926

    Disaster
    Mount St. Helens erupts, 1980

    General Interest
    Lincoln nominated for presidency, 1860

    Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896

    India joins the nuclear club, 1974


    Mount St. Helens erupts, 1980


    Literary
    Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe, 1593

    Music
    Ian Curtis of Joy Division commits suicide, 1980

    Old West
    Chief Satanta massacres teamsters, 1871

    Presidential
    Newspaper report criticizes Mrs. Lincoln, 1861

    Sports
    Randy Johnson throws perfect game at 40, 2004

    Vietnam War
    Laird charges, 1966
    Communists attack Xuan Loc, 1969

    World War I
    U.S. Congress passes Selective Service Act, 1917

    World War II
    Hitler gives the order for Operation Alaric, 1943

    Polish Corps takes Monte Cassino, 1944
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    1902 - In Goliad, TX, a tornado killed 114 people.

    1912 - The USS Texas was christened.

    1978 - "The Buddy Holly Story" had its world premiere in Dallas, TX.
    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.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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