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    American Red Cross founded, 1881

    American Revolution
    Lenape Indians abduct Mary Campbell from western Pennsylvania, 1758

    Automotive
    Connecticut enacts first speed-limit law, 1901

    Civil War
    The Siege of Port Hudson begins, 1863

    Cold War
    Gorbachev consolidates power, 1988

    Crime
    Leopold and Loeb gain national attention, 1924

    Long Island Lolita is arrested, 1992

    A veteran's flashback defense doesn't hold up in court, 1996

    Disaster
    Huge earthquake hits Chile, 1960

    General Interest
    De Soto dies in the American wilderness, 1542

    Lindbergh lands in Paris, 1927

    Earhart completes transatlantic flight, 1932

    Hollywood
    Soap star Susan Lucci wins first Emmy after 19 nominations, 1999

    Literary
    Serialization of Colette's The Vagabond begins, 1910

    Music
    Chuck Berry records "Maybellene", 1955

    Old West
    Black Spanish explorer Estevan is reported killed, 1539

    Presidential
    Garfield's spine on display at museum, 2000

    Sports
    Nancy Lopez wins her first Coca-Cola Classic, 1978

    Vietnam War
    Military spokesman defends "Hamburger Hill", 1969

    World War I
    Second Moroccan Crisis, 1911


    World War II
    Nazis kill "unfit" people in East Prussia, 1940

    Thousands of Jews die in Nazi gas chambers; IG Farber sets up factory, 1942
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    Lenape Indians abduct Mary Campbell from western Pennsylvania, 1758
    She made soup for the Indians and they released her later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    .....
    She made soup for the Indians and they released her later.
    Some one could take that two different ways......

    143 - Earliest known date in Amer-pre Mayan king Harvest-Bergvorst installed
    685 - Battle at Nechtansmere: Picten beat Northumbrians
    878 - Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.
    879 - Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of Croatian state.
    996 - Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III German emperor
    1040 - King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency
    1216 - French crown prince Louis enters England
    1260 - Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire sends his envoy Hao Jing and two other advisors to the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong of Song; while attempting to negotiate with the Song in order to resolve their conflict, Hao Jing and his fellow emissaries are imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao.
    1542 The Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died of a fever and Moscoso Alvarado led his expedition into Texas.
    1844 - Pioneer Texas doctor born in Alabama
    1849 - German furniture artist arrives in Texas
    1930 - The Texas Physical Therapy Association was organized as the state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.
    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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