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  1. #1 7-26-12: Today in History 
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    Lead Story
    U.S. postal system established, 1775
    American Revolution
    Congress establishes U.S. Post Office, 1775
    Automotive
    Three race fans killed at Michigan Speedway, 1998
    Civil War
    Confederate leader John Hunt Morgan captured, 1863
    Cold War
    Truman signs the National Security Act, 1947
    Crime
    Real-life Psycho Ed Gein dies, 1984
    Disaster
    Grasshoppers bring ruin to Midwest, 1931
    General Interest
    Liberian independence proclaimed, 1847
    FBI founded, 1908
    Winston Churchill resigns, 1945
    Egypt nationalizes the Suez Canal, 1956
    Hollywood
    Entertainer Mick Jagger born, 1943
    Literary
    William Faulkner begins a screenwriting stint, 1942
    Music
    Van McCoy's "The Hustle" is the #1 song in America, 1975
    Old West
    Officer Wyatt Earp fatally wounds cowboy, 1878
    Presidential
    John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson, 1797
    Sports
    Bob Mathias wins second Olympic decathlon, 1952
    Vietnam War
    South Vietnamese opposition leader tried and sentenced, 1968
    South Vietnamese troops raise flag over Quang Tri, 1972
    World War I
    Australians battle Germans at Pozieres, 1916
    World War II
    United States freezes Japanese assets, 1941



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    1845 - The U.S. flag was raised on St. Joseph Island by a detachment of United States troops. The troops had landed to protect Texas from Mexican interference after annexation. The main force landed on August 1.

    1846 - John Baker Omohundro, also known as "Texas Jack", was born. He was a frontier scout, actor and cowboy. He is credited with introducing roping acts to the American stage.

    1863 - Sam Houston died. Houston had opposed Texas' secession from the Union.

    1887 - The Union Stock Yards were chartered in Fort Worth, which had earned the nickname "Cowtown" for its commerce in livestock.

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    1775 - Ben Franklin is named first postmaster general (see lead story in previous post)

    1908 - the forerunner of the FBI was formed by US Attorney General C J Bonaparte.
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    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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