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    King assassination suspect arrested, 1968
    American Revolution
    Patriots retreat from Battle of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, 1776
    First Porsche completed, 1948
    Civil War
    Confederates score victory at the Battle of Cross Keys, 1862
    Cold War
    FBI report names Hollywood figures as communists, 1949
    Forensic evidence captures a murderous father, 1913
    As Nasty As They Wanna Be causes store owner's arrest, 1990
    Tropical Storm Allison wreaks havoc, 2001
    General Interest
    Founder of Islam dies, 632
    Israel attacks USS Liberty, 1967
    Robert Kennedy buried, 1968
    Waldheim elected Austrian president, 1986
    Ghostbusters released, 1984
    Hannibal by Thomas Harris hits bookstores, 1999
    Brian Jones leaves the Stones, 1969
    Old West
    Apache Chief Cochise dies, 1874
    Cleveland asks for inquiry into number of "aliens" in federal employment, 1896
    Truman issues order regarding release of classified scientific information, 1945
    NFL and AFL announce merger, 1966
    Vietnam War
    U.S. forces are available for ground support, 1965
    Nixon and Thieu meet at Midway, 1969
    World War I
    British War Cabinet holds emergency meeting in London, 1917
    World War II
    Allies invade Syria and Lebanon, 1941
    As British and American troops meet up at Normandy, Stalin rejoices, 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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    Happy birthday to:

    Robert Schumann (1810)
    Ida McKinley (1847)
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1867)
    Francis Crick (1916)
    Robert Preston (1918)
    Jerry Stiller (1927)
    Joan Rivers (1933)
    Boz Scaggs (1944)
    Tim Berners Lee (1955)
    My goddaughter! (1992)

    Bon Voyage to:

    Mohammed (682 AD)
    King Louis XVII (1795)
    Thomas Paine (1809)
    Satchel Paige (1982)
    Root Boy Slim (1993)
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1969 - Houston Intercontinental Airport officially began operations. The same day Hobby Airport ceased commercial flights but reopened a couple of years later.

    1988 - Felix Morales passed away. He operated KLVL, the first Spanish-language station covering news for the Gulf Coast.

    2008 - In Austin, TX, the governor's mansion was damaged by a fire. At the time, most of the historic paintings and furniture had been removed during a $10 million renovation project. Governor Rick Perry and his wife Anita had moved to a private home during the renovation. *

    1990 - Off Galveston, TX, an explosion aboard the Mega Borg caused the release of 5.1 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

    * Where the rent was higher than my salary.
    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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