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  1. #1 5-27,28-12: Today in History 
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    Bismarck sunk by Royal Navy, 1941

    American Revolution
    Thomas Jefferson writes to John Adams, 1813

    Automotive
    Golden Gate Bridge opens, 1937

    Civil War
    Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus is challenged, 1863

    Cold War
    SALT agreements signed, 1972

    Crime
    Murder suspect spends third day perched on crane, 2005

    Disaster
    Tornado levels Texas subdivision, 1997

    General Interest
    St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great, 1703

    The Battle of Tsushima Strait, 1905

    Golden Gate Bridge opens, 1937

    Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia, 1994

    Hollywood
    Hollywood power couple welcomes child, 2006

    Literary
    Hard-boiled mystery writer Dashiell Hammett is born, 1894

    Music
    Dylan's breakthrough album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, is released, 1963

    Old West
    Commanche kill mountain man Jedediah Smith, 1831

    Presidential
    FDR proclaims an unlimited national emergency, 1941

    Sports
    Mark Donohue sets record at Indy 500, 1972

    Vietnam War
    U.S. warships begin bombardment of Viet Cong targets, 1965

    Sweden announces support to Viet Cong, 1971

    World War I
    Third Battle of the Aisne begins, 1918

    World War II

    British evacuation of Dunkirk turns savage as Germans commit atrocity, 1940

    U.S. Olympian Louie Zamperini’s plane goes down in the Pacific, 1943
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    1852 - In Houston, J.H.S. Stanley advertised that he had "succeeded in taking pictures on glass."

    1870 - The Kansas Daily Commonwealth made the earliest known printed reference to the Chisholm Trail.

    1957 - Buddy Hollyís band, the Crickets, released their first single, "Thatíll Be the Day" on Brunswick Records.

    1961 - John Tower was elected as the first Republican senator since 1870.

    1965 - The Fifty-ninth Texas Legislature established the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures. The original mission involved developing and implementing a plan for the state's participation in HemisFair '68.

    1997 - Central Texas was hit by multiple tornadoes that resulted in the death of 29 people.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
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    May 30????????????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    May 30????????????????
    I think I flipped a breaker!
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    Appeal for Amnesty campaign launches, 1961

    American Revolution
    Lieutenant Colonel George Washington begins the Seven Years' War, 1754

    Automotive
    Volkswagen is founded, 1937

    Civil War
    African-American regiment departs for combat, 1863

    Cold War
    Matthias Rust lands his plane in Red Square, 1987

    Crime
    The decision in a well-known securities fraud case is upheld, 1986

    Disaster
    Mine explosion kills hundreds in India, 1965

    General Interest
    First blood of the French and Indian War, 1754

    Ethiopian capital falls to rebels, 1991

    Hollywood
    Comic Phil Hartman killed by wife, 1998

    Literary
    Tortilla Flat is published, 1935

    Music
    Irene Cara has a #1 pop hit with the Flashdance theme, 1983

    Old West
    The Virginian is published, 1902

    Presidential
    British soldier George Washington experiences combat for first time, 1754

    Sports
    Baseball owners allow Dodgers and Giants to move, 1957

    Vietnam War
    U.S. troops abandon "Hamburger Hill", 1969

    World War I
    U.S. troops score victory at Cantigny, 1918

    World War II
    Belgium surrenders unconditionally, 1940
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