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    Lead Story
    Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975
    American Revolution
    Marquis de Lafayette becomes a major-general without pay, 1777
    Automotive
    "First Lady" of NASCAR Louise Smith born, 1916
    Civil War
    Union General George Thomas is born in Virginia, 1816
    Cold War
    Senator Robert A. Taft dies, 1953
    Crime
    Jimmy Hoffa vanishes, 1975
    Disaster
    Hurricane sinks Spanish treasure ships, 1715
    General Interest
    Ignatius of Loyola dies, 1556
    Fugitive Vichy leader surrenders in Austria, 1945
    Ranger 7 photographs moon, 1964
    Hollywood
    J.K. Rowling born, 1965
    Literary
    Daniel Defoe is put in the pillory, 1703
    Music
    Ahmet Ertegun is born in Istanbul, Turkey, 1923
    Old West
    Apache scout Martine dies, 1937
    Presidential
    Former President Andrew Johnson dies, 1875
    Sports
    Nolan Ryan wins 300th game, 1990
    Vietnam War
    Agreement on conduct of war, 1964
    Hanoi claims that U.S. bombers have struck dikes, 1972
    World War I
    Third Battle of Ypres begins in Flanders, 1917
    World War II
    Goering orders Heydrich to prepare for the Final Solution, 1941
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    1817 - Pirate Louis Michel Aury resigned his Mexican commission to rule Galveston Island.

    1867 - Fort Griffin was established on the Brazos River in Shackelford County when four companies of the 6th U.S. Cavalry arrived at the site.

    1891 - The Lubbock Leader began publication. It was the town's first newspaper.

    1965 - Tarrant County Junior College was founded.
    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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