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    World's first "test tube baby" born, 1978
    American Revolution
    General Gates takes command of the southern army, 1780
    Automotive
    Henry Ford writes fan letter to Mahatma Gandhi, 1941
    Civil War
    Congress passes Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, 1861
    Cold War
    The Nixon Doctrine is announced, 1969
    Crime
    Head of frontier bandit placed on display, 1853
    A young man turns the death of his parents into a game, 1988
    Disaster
    Concorde jet crashes, 2000
    General Interest
    The first railroad accident, 1832
    Puerto Rico invaded, 1898
    Ships collide off Nantucket, 1956
    Dylan appears at Newport Folk Fest, 1965
    Hollywood
    Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS, 1985
    Literary
    Jack London sails for the Klondike, 1897
    Music
    Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, 1965
    Old West
    California Rangers kill Joaquin Murrieta, 1853
    Presidential
    Truman drops hint to Stalin about a terrible new weapon, 1945
    Sports
    Opening of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona, 1992
    Vietnam War
    Joint Chiefs propose air strikes, 1964
    Nixon announces new doctrine, 1969
    World War I
    Mata Hari sentenced to die, 1917
    World War II
    Mussolini falls from power, 1943
    Oklahoma melts into big friggen puddle of molten rock and flows into ocean, 2012
    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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    1838 - In Houston, the first Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge in Texas was organized.

    1953 - Staff Sgt. Ambrosio Guillen died near Songuch-on, Korea. He received the Medal of Honor for valor for his actions. He came from a Mexican American family and grew up in El Paso, Texas.

    1974 - In Galveston, the restored Ashton Villa was opened to the public. The house was built in 1859 and was one of the first brick structures in Texas.

    1999 - Nolan Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

    2011 - The Texas Rangers defeated the Minnesota Twins 20-6.

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    1909 - Louis Bleriot becomes the first aviator to fly across the English channel - he went from Calais to Dover in 37 minutes.

    1946 - that terrible weapon mentioned in 1945 was tested underwater off the Bikini atoll.

    1960 - Woolworth's in Greensboro N.C. quietly dropped the segregation policy at their lunch counter.
    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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    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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