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  1. #1 7-10-12: Today in History 
    PORCUS STAPHUS ADMIN Rockntractor's Avatar
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    Lead Story
    Monkey Trial begins, 1925
    American Revolution
    British General Richard Prescott captured in Rhode Island, 1777
    U.S. Patent issued for three-point seatbelt, 1962
    Civil War
    Siege on Battery Wagner begins, 1863
    Cold War
    Gorbachev re-elected as head of Communist Party, 1990
    The Exxon Valdez captain's conviction is overturned, 1992
    Dam collapses in Switzerland, kills 70, 1887
    General Interest
    Allies land on Sicily, 1943
    The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, 1985
    Hugh Grant appears on Tonight Show after Hollywood arrest, 1995
    Alice Munro is born, 1931
    Jazz great Jelly Roll Morton dies, 1941
    Old West
    "Buckskin" Frank Leslie murders a prostitute, 1889
    Millard Fillmore sworn in as president, 1850
    U.S. women win World Cup, 1999
    Vietnam War
    MiGs shot down as bombing of North Vietnam continues, 1965
    Heavy fighting continues near An Loc and the Central Highlands, 1967
    World War I
    German Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg resigns, 1917
    World War II
    The Battle of Britain begins, 1940
    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
    1900 - The state of Texas granted a charter to the Rosenberg Library Association of Galveston. The Rosenberg Library, successor to the Galveston Mercantile Library, which was founded in 1871, is the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation.

    1783 - Domingo Cabello y Robles, Spanish governor of Texas, issued a bando, or ordinance, imposing strict guidelines for the roundup, branding, and export of unbranded cattle.

    1844 - William Bollaert, writer, chemist, geographer, and ethnologist, left Texas.

    1964 - Henry John Steinbomer died in San Antonio, where he had been born in 1902. He was a zealous restorer and preserver of historic buildings in this city notable for its architecture.

    1990 - All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
    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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