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    Lead Story
    Wimbledon tournament begins, 1877
    American Revolution
    New York elects its first governor, 1777
    Automotive
    World's largest parade of Fiat cars, 2006
    Civil War
    Rebels strike Yankees at the Battle of Monocacy, 1864
    Cold War
    Khrushchev and Eisenhower trade threats over Cuba, 1960
    Crime
    A family is brutally attacked on a walk in England, 1996
    Disaster
    Trains collide outside Nashville, 1918
    General Interest
    President Taylor dies of cholera, 1850
    First female army officer, 1947
    Romanov remains identified, 1993
    Hollywood
    MTVís The Real World leaves Hollywood, 2008
    Literary
    Faulkner joins the Royal Air Force, 1918
    Music
    Bob Dylan records "Blowin' In The Wind", 1962
    Old West
    U.S. takes San Francisco, 1846
    Presidential
    President Zachary Taylor dies unexpectedly, 1850
    Sports
    Satchel Paige makes debut with Cleveland Indians, 1948
    Vietnam War
    Soviets protest U.S. bombing of Haiphong, 1966
    United States turns over responsibility for the DMZ, 1971
    World War I
    Germans surrender Southwest Africa to Union of South Africa, 1915
    World War II
    Enigma key broken, 1941

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    1716 - The Domingo Ramůn expedition founded the Nuestra SeŮora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches Mission. The mission was permanently abandoned in 1773. In 1779, the abandoned buildings were used to form the center for the settlement of Nacogdoches.

    1857 - A stage coach carrying mail left San Antonio for San Diego in what was said to be the first transcontinental mail and passenger service, known as the "San-San."

    1948 - Ground was broken for the Bonham Veterans Administration Hospital. The first patient was admitted in November 1951.

    1968 - The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston, TX.
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    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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