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    Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, 1934

    American Revolution
    Meigs Expedition claims sole Patriot victory on Long Island, 1777

    Automotive
    Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde shot to death in stolen Ford, 1934
    Civil War

    Fighting begins on the North Anna River, Virginia, 1864

    Cold War
    Federal Republic of Germany is established, 1949


    Crime
    Bonnie and Clyde are killed by police, 1934

    Disaster
    Tsunami hits Hawaii, 1960

    General Interest
    Captain Kidd walks the plank, 1701


    Forgotten Civil War hero honored, 1900


    New York Public Library dedicated, 1911


    Eichmann captured, 1960

    Hollywood
    Joan Collins is born, 1933

    Literary
    Margaret Fuller is born, 1810

    Music
    Tom Petty defies his record label and files for bankruptcy, 1979

    Old West
    Curley is buried at Little Big Horn, 1923

    Presidential
    George W. Bush recovers from bicycle accident, 2004

    Sports
    Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer to retain heavyweight title, 1941

    Vietnam War
    Congressman claims M-16 is defective, 1967

    North Vietnamese infiltrators attack U.S. base, 1971

    United States widens aerial campaign, 1972

    World War I
    Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary, 1915

    World War II
    Lord Mountbatten, cousin to a king, sunk by German dive-bombers, 1941

    Himmler commits suicide, 1945
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    1576 - Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

    1788 - SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution

    1861 - Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession

    1867 - Jesse James-gang rob bank in Richmond Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

    1871 - The Texas legislature directed the governor to appoint a superintendent with a four-year term to administer the Texas Bureau of Immigration. The bureau had "the purpose of promoting and protecting immigration."

    1984 - The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) filed a landmark suit against Texas education commissioner William Kirby in Travis County - Edgewood ISD v. Kirby
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    World War II
    Lord Mountbatten, cousin to a king, sunk by German dive-bombers, 1941
    Ok, we really need to clarify this one. The way it's written makes it look like Mountbatten is out swimming or boating and some joker in a Stuka comes over and drops a bomb on him. What really happened is the ship he commanded, HMS Kelly, was sunk in action during the evacuation of Crete.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kelly_(F01)
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