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  1. #1 5-22-12: Today in History 
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    Great Emigration departs for Oregon, 1843

    American Revolution
    Patriot siege of Ninety Six, South Carolina, begins, 1781

    "Winning" released, stars Paul Newman as a race car driver, 1969

    Civil War
    Southern congressman attacks Northern senator, 1856

    Atlanta child murderer is questioned, 1981

    Chandra Levy's remains found, 2002

    Belgian department store burns, 1967

    General Interest
    The War of the Roses, 1455

    President Nixon in Moscow, 1972

    Yemen united, 1990

    Controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 wins Palme d’Or, 2004

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is born, 1859

    Jerry Lee Lewis drops a bombshell in London, 1958

    Old West
    A thousand pioneers head West on the Oregon Trail, 1843

    Martha Washington dies, 1802

    Sorenstam makes history, 2003

    Vietnam War
    Rusk warns North Vietnamese, 1964

    Negotiators differ on diplomatic exchange, 1969

    World War I
    Crisis in Austria-Hungary, 1917

    World War II
    The Pact of Steel is signed; the Axis is formed, 1939

    Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo is launched, 1944
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1761 - In Philadelphia, the first life insurance policy was issued in the U.S.

    1900 - At Turner Hall, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra played its inaugural concert under the direction of Hans Kreissig.

    1911 - The Carlos Villalongín Dramatic Company opened at the Teatro Aurora in San Antonio.

    1953 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Tidelands Bill giving Texas the rights to its offshore oil

    1971 - The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum was dedicated on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

    1987 - Saragosa, TX, was hit by a tornado. Thirty people were killed and 162 were injured.

    1991 - England's Queen Elizabeth II visited Antioch Church in Houston.

    1992 Johnny Carson ended his 30-year reign as the host of "The Tonight Show

    2003 - At the Colonial in Fort Worth, TX, Annika Sorentam became the first woman to play on the PGA tour in 58 years. She ended the day at 1-over par.

    2007 - It was announced that the 2011 Super Bowl would be held in Arlington, TX, at the new Coyboys Stadium.
    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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