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    Paris celebrates 2,000th birthday, 1951
    American Revolution
    Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence, 1776
    Suzuki settles Consumer Reports lawsuit after eight-year legal battle, 2004
    Civil War
    Confederates surrender Port Hudson, Louisiana, 1863
    Cold War
    Colonel Castillo Armas takes power in Guatemala, 1954
    A spiteful son kills four in a fit of rage, 1928
    Torrential rains cause flooding in Europe, 1997
    General Interest
    The Liberty Bell rings, 1776
    Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay, 1853
    MacArthur named Korean commander, 1950
    Pilot Francis Gary Powers charged with espionage, 1960
    North Korea's "Great Leader" dies, 1994
    Official Oscars chef Wolfgang Puck born, 1949
    Hemingway is wounded, 1918
    "Lean On Me" begins its first stay at #1, 1972
    Old West
    Soapy Smith killed in Skagway, Alaska, 1898
    Warren Harding marries Florence Mabel Kling DeWolfe, 1891
    Splendid Splinter homers to win All-Star Game, 1941
    Vietnam War
    First Americans killed in South Vietnam, 1959
    Taylor resigns Saigon post, 1965
    World War I
    Ernest Hemingway wounded on the Italian front, 1918
    World War II
    German general's diary reveals Hitler's plans for Russia, 1941
    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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    Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence, 1776

    Every year they get some folks together, put on white gloves and tap the bell. I think I might want to do it next year. Gotta go buy gloves.
    Be Not Afraid.
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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1860 - Fires broke out in Dallas, Pilot Point and Denton. A vigilance committee was set up by communities and counties in North and East Texas to investigate. The actions of the committee trying to root out and punish alleged conspirators led to the death of at least 30 people. The time frame was referred to as "the Texas Troubles" by the press.

    1868 - At the Constitutional Convention of 1868-69, Titus H. Mundine proposed enfranchising women and African Americans. Mundine was possibly the first man in a position of power to propose woman suffrage in Texas.

    1925 - The San Antonio Conservation Society was incorporated. The group's goal was to create the Riverwalk and restore the Spanish Governor’s Palace.

    1955 - The University of Texas Board of Regents voted to permit Texas Western College to admit black students. The college later became known as the University of Texas at El Paso.
    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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