Thread: 7-14-12: Today in History
#1 7-14-12: Today in History07-14-2012, 08:52 PM
French revolutionaries storm Bastille, 1789
Sedition Act becomes federal law, 1798
"Father of Streamlining" Raymond Loewy dies, 1986
Confederates defeated at the Battle of Tupelo, 1864
Rupture between USSR and China grows worse, 1963
Billy the Kid is shot to death, 1881
A mass murderer leaves eight women dead, 1966
Claudette crashes into Texas coast, 2003
Jerusalem captured in First Crusade, 1099
Influential Swedish director Ingmar Bergman born, 1918
Byron returns to England after a two-year trip, 1811
A revolutionary new technology is christened "MP3", 1995
Gunfighter John Ringo found dead, 1882
Future President Gerald R. Ford is born, 1913
Hank Aaron hits 500th homer, 1968
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
07-14-2012, 09:06 PM
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 The Fifty Cent Act was repealed on January 22, 1883 due to fraudulent speculation in the land.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.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
Originally Posted by Carol
07-15-2012, 12:17 AMThe Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
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