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    Lead Story
    Nautilus travels under North Pole, 1958
    American Revolution
    Lord Jeffrey Amherst dies, 1797
    Automotive
    "The Spy Who Loved Me" released, features Lotus Esprit, 1977
    Civil War
    Union General Thomas F. Meagher is born in Ireland, 1823
    Cold War
    Chambers accuses Hiss of being a communist spy, 1948
    Crime
    Sodomy arrest sparks controversy, 1982
    Disaster
    Boeing 707 crashes into a mountain near Agadir, Morocco , 1975
    General Interest
    Columbus sets sail, 1492
    Sir Roger Casement hanged, 1916
    Soviets release Mathias Rust, 1988
    Hollywood
    Multimillion-dollar baby photos published, 2008
    Literary
    Last installment of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is published, 1861
    Music
    "The Macarena" begins its reign atop the U.S. pop charts, 1996
    Old West
    Donner party encounters first delay, 1846
    Presidential
    Calvin Coolidge takes oath of office after Harding's death, 1923
    Sports
    NBA is born, 1949
    Vietnam War
    TV news shows Marines burning village, 1965
    Marines launch Operation Prairie, 1966
    World War I
    Germany and France declare war on each other, 1914
    World War II
    Italians move on British Somaliland, 1940

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    1799 - The McAllen Ranch, covering 95,000 acres in present day Hidalgo County in the Rio Grande Valley, was given to a family of early settlers from the king of Spain .

    1898 - The Colorado County Feud began.

    1915 - Aniceto Pizaña escaped a gunfight with Texas Rangers at his ranch north of Brownsville. The event moved him from a moderate to a full-fledged revolutionary.

    1980 - Hurricane Allen hit the Caribbean and the Texas gulf area. Twenty-eight were killed in the the U.S and over 200 died in the Caribbean. (August 3-10)
    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.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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