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    Althea Gibson is first African American to win Wimbledon, 1957
    American Revolution
    Congress issues a "Declaration on the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms" , 1775
    Juan Manuel Fangio bids goodbye to Grand Prix racing in France, 1958
    Civil War
    Confederate General Jubal Early occupies Hagerstown, 1864
    Cold War
    U.S. policymakers express optimism, 1963
    George "Bugs" Moran is arrested, 1946
    Explosion on North Sea oil rig, 1988
    General Interest
    Frank family takes refuge, 1942
    The Hartford Circus Fire, 1944
    Civil war in Nigeria, 1967
    Satchmo dies, 1971
    Women inducted into U.S. Naval Academy, 1976
    Forrest Gump opens, wins Hanks a second Oscar, 1994
    Dalai Lama, leader of Tibet and bestselling author, is born, 1935
    John meets Paul for the first time, 1957
    Old West
    Mark Twain begins reporting in Virginia City, 1862
    George Walker Bush is born, 1946
    Major League Baseball's first All-Star Game is held, 1933
    Althea Gibson wins Wimbledon, 1957
    Vietnam War
    Diem says South Vietnam not bound by Geneva Agreements, 1955
    Viet Cong attack Special Forces at Nam Dong, 1964
    World War I
    Czech troops take Russian port of Vladivostok for Allies, 1918
    World War II
    Georges Mandel, French patriot, is executed, 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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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1861 - In San Antonio, the Order of the Sons of Hermann in the State of Texas was founded.

    1923 - In Dallas, Dr. Pepper Company was incorporated.

    1933 - The town of Tomball was incorporated. In 1935, town residents were given 90 years of free water and natural gas in exchange for oil drilling rights.

    1984 - President Reagan addressed the General Assembly of the 1984 Texas Bar Association Convention.

    1989 - The U.S. Army destroyed its last Pershing 1-A missiles at an ammunition plant in Karnack, TX. The dismantling was under the terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
    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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