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  1. #1 7-20-12: Today in History 
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    Armstrong walks on moon, 1969
    American Revolution
    Mad Anthony Wayne loses to Loyalists in New Jersey, 1780
    U.S. government study disputes Nader's charges against Corvair, 1972
    Civil War
    Confederates attack at the Battle of Peachtree Creek, 1864
    Cold War
    Truman issues peacetime draft, 1948
    A serial-killing couple is apprehended, 1984
    Second great flood hits Johnstown, 1977
    General Interest
    Sitting Bull surrenders, 1881
    King of Jordan assassinated, 1951
    Viking 1 lands on Mars, 1976
    Bruce Lee dies at age 32, 1973
    Acclaimed author Cormac McCarthy is born, 1933
    Jan and Dean's "Surf City" hits #1, 1963
    Old West
    Homesteaders murdered by Wyoming ranchers, 1889
    Nixon watches first lunar landing, 1969
    Sir Edmund Hillary born, 1919
    Vietnam War
    Viet Cong troops overrun town, 1964
    Duck Hook plan completed, 1969
    World War I
    Caillaux trial begins in Paris, 1914
    World War II
    Assassination plot against Hitler fails, 1944
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    I came to Texas as soon as I could
    1910 - Galveston native Jack Johnson defeated reigning heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries.

    1969 - The first word from the surface of the moon: "Houston, .........the Eagle has landed."
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol
    When I judge someone's integrity one key thing I look at is - How does s/he treat people s/he doesn't agree with or does not like?
    I can respect someone who I do not agree with, but I have NO respect for someone who puts others down in a public forum. That is the hallmark of someone who has no integrity, and cannot be trusted.
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