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    PORCUS STAPHUS ADMIN Rockntractor's Avatar
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    CNN launches, 1980
    American Revolution
    Benedict Arnold is court-martialed, 1779
    Nissan Motor Company founded, 1934
    Civil War
    Battle of Cold Harbor begins, 1864
    Cold War
    Soviets charge Shcharansky with treason, 1977
    Opening statements begin in Scott Peterson murder trial, 2004
    Coal mine explosion kills 236 in Japan, 1965
    General Interest
    Crete falls to German forces, 1941
    De Gaulle reassumes French leadership, 1958
    Helen Keller dies, 1968
    Superpowers to destroy chemical weapons, 1990
    Marilyn Monroe born, 1926
    Coleridge begins to publish The Friend, 1809
    The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967
    Old West
    John Wesley Hardin arrives in Abilene, 1871
    Future President Hoover caught in Boxer Rebellion, 1900
    George Mikan dies, 2005
    Vietnam War
    Top U.S. officials meet in Honolulu, 1964
    Vietnam Veterans group announces support for Nixon, 1971
    World War I
    Germans launch attack on British lines in Ypres Salient, 1916
    World War II
    News of death camp killings becomes public for first time, 1942
    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
    1881 - Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company opened the first operational telephone system in Dallas with 40 subscribers.

    1969 - Near Stonewall, the Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park opened to the public.

    1972 - The first Kerrville Folk Festival opened in the Kerrville Municipal Auditorium.

    2009 - The first event, a George Strait concert, was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.
    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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