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    Lead Story
    French revolutionaries storm Bastille, 1789
    American Revolution
    Sedition Act becomes federal law, 1798
    Automotive
    "Father of Streamlining" Raymond Loewy dies, 1986
    Civil War
    Confederates defeated at the Battle of Tupelo, 1864
    Cold War
    Rupture between USSR and China grows worse, 1963
    Crime
    Billy the Kid is shot to death, 1881
    A mass murderer leaves eight women dead, 1966
    Disaster
    Claudette crashes into Texas coast, 2003
    General Interest
    Jerusalem captured in First Crusade, 1099
    Hollywood
    Influential Swedish director Ingmar Bergman born, 1918
    Literary
    Byron returns to England after a two-year trip, 1811
    Music
    A revolutionary new technology is christened "MP3", 1995
    Old West
    Gunfighter John Ringo found dead, 1882
    Presidential
    Future President Gerald R. Ford is born, 1913
    Sports
    Hank Aaron hits 500th homer, 1968
    Vietnam War
    North Vietnamese regulars are fighting in South Vietnam, 1964
    Clifford visits South Vietnam, 1968
    World War I
    Quentin Roosevelt killed, 1918
    World War II
    Carl Spaatz dies, 1974
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    1805 - Charlotte Allen was born. She is known as the "Mother of Houston." Her and her brothers bought land along Buffalo Bayou to establish the town in 1836.

    1879 - The state of Texas authorized selling state land for fifty cents an acre to reduce public debt and to pay into the Permanent School Fund. The Fifty Cent Act was repealed on January 22, 1883 due to fraudulent speculation in the land.

    1890 - The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway (SA&AP) went into receivership. In 1934, 819 miles of SA&AP track were merged into the Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company.

    1967 - Eddie Mathews (Houston Astros) hit his 500th career home run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post

    1967 - Eddie Mathews (Houston Astros) hit his 500th career home run.
    Holy crap, Matthews played that long? He is one of the few who were a member of the Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. And he hit his 500th off of another hall of famer, Juan Marichal.

    Gunfighter John Ringo found dead, 1882
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