Thread: 5-20-12: Today in History
#1 5-20-12: Today in History05-20-2012, 12:02 PM
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans, 1873
Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania, 1778
Street in front of the White House closed to traffic, 1995
Union Congress passes the Homestead Act, 1862
United States drops hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll, 1956
Mary Kay Letourneau marries former victim, 2005
Plane crashes at Cairo airport, 1965
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
The Simpsons airs 400th episode, 2007
W.H. Auden becomes a U.S. citizen, 1946
Frank Sinatra is laid to rest, 1998
Levi Strauss patents copper-riveted jeans, 1873
Lincoln signs Homestead Act, 1862
Sunday Silence wins Preakness by a nose, 1989
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
05-21-2012, 12:02 AM
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.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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