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    Berlin is divided, 1961
    American Revolution
    Patriots ambush Loyalists as French set sail, 1781
    Automotive
    Rotary engine inventor Felix Wankel born, 1902
    Civil War
    Deep Bottom Run campaign begins, 1864
    Cold War
    Record day for the Berlin Airlift, 1948
    Crime
    Yosemite killer Cary Stayner born, 1961
    Disaster
    First victim of Memphis yellow-fever epidemic dies, 1878
    General Interest
    Aztec capital falls to Cortés, 1521
    Hitchcock born, 1899
    Fidel Castro born, 1926
    Hollywood
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High debuts, 1982
    Literary
    Novelist and screenwriter William Goldman is born, 1931
    Music
    "Hound Dog" is recorded for the first time by Big Mama Thornton, 1952
    Old West
    Annie Oakley is born, 1860
    Presidential
    Reagan signs Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA), 1981
    Sports
    Yankee legend dies, 1995
    Vietnam War
    Prince Sihanouk criticizes the United States, 1966
    Sappers raid Long Binh ammo dump, 1972
    World War I
    German crown council at Spa, 1918
    World War II
    The Battle of Britain escalates, 1940

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    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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    Bambi was released on this date in 1942

    and in honor of that momentous occasion


    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
    C. S. Lewis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post

    World War II
    The Battle of Britain escalates, 1940
    Happy Adlertag everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
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    1983 - In El Paso, TX, President Reagan addressed the National Convention of the American GI Forum of the U.S.

    1986 - United States Football League standout Herschel Walker signed to play with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

    1995 - Major league baseball Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle passed away in Dallas.

    2011 - Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that he would be running president in 2012.


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