Lead Story
Dracula goes on sale in London, 1897

American Revolution
Colonel William Crawford proceeds toward the Ohio, 1782

Automotive
Last day of Model T production at Ford, 1927

Civil War
One of the last Confederate generals surrenders, 1865

Cold War
United States charges Soviets with espionage, 1960

Crime
Murder charges dropped against Marine, 2005

Disaster
Plane crashes in Thai jungle, 1991

General Interest
Pequot massacres begin, 1637
Montana Territory created, 1864
President Johnson acquitted, 1868
Czar Nicholas II crowned, 1896

Hollywood
Sidney Pollack dies, 2008

Literary
Bram Stoker's novel Dracula goes on sale in London, 1897

Music
The British Invasion has an odd beginning, 1962

Old West
John Wayne is born, 1907

Presidential
Coolidge signs stringent immigration law, 1924

Sports
Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, but loses, 1959

Vietnam War
Australian troops depart for Vietnam, 1965
North Vietnamese seize Snoul, Cambodia, 1971

World War I
Gavrilo Princip sets out from Belgrade for Sarajevo, 1914

World War II
Britain's Operation Dynamo gets underway as President Roosevelt makes a radio appeal for the Red Cross, 1940

Texas
1837 - The executor of William Barret Travis's estate placed a notice in the Telegraph and Texas Register for an escaped slave named Joe. Joe was one of the few survivors of the battle of the Alamo the year before. The notice ran for three months before it was discontinued.

1853 - John Wesley (Wes) Hardin was born in Bonham, TX. Hardin's violent career began in 1867 when he stabbed another child.

1977 - The United States and Mexico established the Rio Grande as the international border from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico.