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    Lead Story
    Blackout hits Northeast United States, 2003
    American Revolution
    Stamp Act remembered, 1776
    Automotive
    Hundred-year-old Michelin Man makes appearance in Monterey, 1998
    Civil War
    Confederate invasion of Kentucky begins, 1862
    Cold War
    Massive labor strikes hit Poland, 1980
    Crime
    A daughter poisons her father, 1751
    The terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal is captured, 1994
    Disaster
    Logging accident sparks forest fire in Oregon Coast Range, 1933
    General Interest
    Russians settle Alaska, 1784
    Peking relieved by multinational force, 1900
    Hollywood
    Steve Martin born, 1945
    Literary
    Richard Henry Dana sets sail from Boston Harbor, 1834
    Music
    Michael Jackson takes control of the Beatles' publishing rights, 1985
    Old West
    Montana "Vigilante X" is born, 1831
    Presidential
    FDR signs Social Security Act, 1935
    Sports
    Pitching ace throws first no-hitter, 1971
    Vietnam War
    Hanoi prepares for more air attacks, 1964
    Seventh Marines land at Chu Lai, 1965
    Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark reports on his tour of North Vietnam, 1972
    U.S. bombing of Cambodia ceases, 1973
    World War I
    China declares war on Germany , 1917
    World War II
    Japan's surrender made public, 1945
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    1819 - Eli Harris published the first edition of the Texas Republican. It is believed to be the earliest newspaper published in Texas. The paper only appeared a few times before publication ceased.

    1927 - The Harlingen Convention took place. It was a political meeting against racial discrimination which led to the organization of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

    2002 - In Texas, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin surrendered to San Antonio police. A warrant had been issued for his arrest stemming from a domestic violence complaint on June 15, 2002.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    2002 - In Texas, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin surrendered to San Antonio police. A warrant had been issued for his arrest stemming from a domestic violence complaint on June 15, 2002.
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