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  1. #1 8-18-12: Today in History 
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    Soviet hard-liners launch coup against Gorbachev, 1991
    American Revolution
    British win at Fishing Creek, lose at Musgrove’s Mill, 1780
    Automotive
    Walter P. Chrysler dies, 1940
    Civil War
    Union attacks railroad at Globe Tavern, 1864
    Cold War
    Coup attempt against Gorbachev begins, 1991
    Crime
    A Seattle judge involved in a sex scandal commits suicide, 1988
    Disaster
    Yangtze River peaks in China, 1931
    General Interest
    Genghis Khan dies, 1227
    Roanoke Colony deserted, 1590
    Woman suffrage amendment ratified, 1920
    Meredith graduates from Ole Miss, 1963
    Hollywood
    Director Roman Polanski born, 1933
    Literary
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov is published, 1958
    Music
    Chic's "Good Times" hits #1 on the U.S. pop charts, 1979
    Old West
    Cyrus Skinner released from San Quentin, 1853
    Presidential
    George Washington signs Jay Treaty with Britain, 1795
    Sports
    Larry Bird hangs it up, 1992
    Vietnam War
    Marines launch Operation Starlite, 1965
    Australians defeat VC at Long Tan, 1966
    Communists launch new offensive, 1968
    Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw troops from Vietnam, 1971
    World War I
    Italians launch the 11th Battle of the Isonzo , 1917
    World War II
    Hitler suspends euthanasia program, 1941

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    1813 - The Guetierrez-Magee Expedition was defeated by Spanish troups in the Battle of Medina 20 miles south of San Antonio. The expedition was seeking Texas independence from Spain. The republican force lost 1,300 men and the Spanish force lost 55.

    1824 - The Mexican Congress passed a national colonization law that became the basis of all cononization contracts affecting Texas, with the exception of that of Stephen F. Austin.

    1894 - Dress designer Travis Banton was born in Waco, TX.

    1983 - Twenty-one people were killed and over $1 billion in damage was caused when hurricane Alicia hit the Texas coast.
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    Woman suffrage amendment ratified, 1920

    We really dropped the ball on that one. Have been paying the price ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Woman suffrage amendment ratified, 1920

    We really dropped the ball on that one. Have been paying the price ever since.
    Everyone thought they would get bored and forget about it, they figured women would be back to scrubbing the kitchen floor and making babies in no time, who duh thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    ...who duh thought...
    Sometimes (at the bank, the store, etc) I actually have to wait in line behind them. Baffling.
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