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  1. #1 5-25-12: Today in History 
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    Lead Story
    Star Wars opens, 1977

    American Revolution
    Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia, 1787

    Pennsylvania man buried with his beloved Corvette, 1994

    Civil War
    Confederates score a victory at First Battle of Winchester, 1862

    Cold War
    Chinese government removes ban on Shakespeare, 1977

    President Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War, 1861

    Oscar Wilde is sent to prison for indecency, 1895

    DC-10 crashes, killing all aboard, 1979

    General Interest
    The English Restoration, 1660

    Constitutional Convention begins, 1787

    Catholic priest ordained in America, 1793

    Worst air crash in U.S. history, 1979

    Star Wars released, 1977

    Thomas Mann visits the Lido in Venice, 1911

    International best-selling thriller writer Robert Ludlum is born, 1927

    HMS Pinafore premieres in London, 1878

    Old West
    Grizzly bear is classified as a "threatened" species, 1975

    JFK asks Congress to support the space program, 1961

    Babe Ruth hits last home run, 1935

    Vietnam War
    Communist launch new offensive, 1968

    National Democratic Front formed in Saigon, 1969

    World War I
    Large-scale deportations of Armenians begin in Turkey, 1915

    World War II
    Operation Knight's Move 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
    1690 - The first of the East Texas missions, San Francisco de los Tejas, was founded on this day.

    1896 - The Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met for the first time.

    2006 - In Houston, former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skillinng were convicted of conspiracy and fraud for the downfall of Enron.

    2011 - In Dallas, the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma Thunder 102-96 in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. The win allowed the Mavericks to win the series 4-1 and to advance to the NBA Finals for only the second time in their history.
    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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