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    Hong Kong returned to China, 1997
    American Revolution
    Congress resolves to forge Indian alliances, 1775
    Last Ford Thunderbird produced, 2005
    Civil War
    The Battle of Gettysburg begins, 1863
    Cold War
    "Mr. X" article appears in Foreign Affairs, 1947
    Kobe Bryant accuser goes to police, 2003
    Two planes collide over Germany, 2002
    General Interest
    Canadian Independence Day, 1867
    The Battle of San Juan Hill, 1898
    Battle of the Somme begins, 1916
    PG-13 rating debuts, 1984
    George Sand is born, 1804
    The first Sony Walkman goes on sale, 1979
    Old West
    Gunfighter Clay Allison killed, 1887
    Dwight D. Eisenhower marries "his Mamie", 1916
    Feller hurls third no-hitter, 1951
    Vietnam War
    Ball recommends compromise in Vietnam, 1965
    Bombing of North Vietnam continues, 1966
    World War II
    The Battle of El Alamein begins, 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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    Clay Allison was born in Wayne County, Tennessee, in about 1841. He joined the Confederate Army and served under Nathan B. Forrest as a scout and spy.

    After the war Allison moved to Texas and took herds to Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico. A heavy-drinking cowboy he was accused of killing Chunk Colbert in Colorado and Francisco Griego in New Mexico. He also wounded several others before killing Deputy Sheriff Charles Faber at Las Animas in 1877. A tall man at 6'2" and over 200 lbs, Allison's size was as intimidating as his ferocious temper when drinking.

    It's estimated that Allison had killed at least 15 men.

    Allison settled in Pecos, Texas and one neighbour claimed that "when sober he was a quiet, pleasant and very affable man, but under the influence of liquor he was an extremely dangerous man."

    On 1 July, 1887 Clay Allison was thrown from the freight wagon he was driving and one of the wheels ran over his head. He died two days later from the injuries.
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    1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg began

    1961 - The lady soon to be known as Princess Di was born

    2004 - the man known as mumbling Brando died.
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