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    First successful ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1913
    American Revolution
    Lee Resolution presented to Continental Congress, 1776
    Switzerland welcomes first drive-through bank, 1962
    Civil War
    Rebels turned back at Milliken's Bend, 1863
    Cold War
    Czechoslovakian president Benes resigns, 1948
    Michael Skakel convicted of 1975 murder in Greenwich, 2002
    Earthquake destroys Jamaican pirate haven, 1692
    General Interest
    Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience, 1893
    British king visits U.S., 1939
    Battle of Midway ends, 1942
    Jean Harlow dies, 1937
    Louise Erdrich is born, 1954
    New York magazine publishes the story that becomes Saturday Night Fever, 1976
    Old West
    Chief Seattle dies near the city named for him, 1866
    Reagan nominated for governor of California, 1966
    Bo Jackson drafted by Kansas City Royals, 1986
    Vietnam War
    Westmoreland requests 44 battalions, 1965
    McGovern continues to campaign against the war, 1972
    World War I
    Battle of Messines Ridge, 1917
    World War II
    Japanese land troops on the islands of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutians, 1942

    Revelation 15:1
    And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1842 - The Republic of Texas approved the Fisher-Miller Grant. The grant for three million acres between the Llano and Colorado rivers largely failed.

    1876 - In San Antonio, construction began on Fort Sam Houston.

    1987 - The Menil Collection, a collection of 10,000 works amassed by John and Dominique de Menil, opened to the public in Houston.

    1998 - James Byrd Jr., at age 49, was murdered in Jasper, TX. Byrd had been dragged to death behind a pickup truck. On February 25, 1999 William King was sentenced to the death penalty for the racial crime while two other men charged awaited trial.
    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.
    . If you ain't havin' fun, it's your own damn fault
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