LEAD STORY Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex discovered, 1990
AMERICAN REVOLUTION Washington anticipates British strategy, 1776
AUTOMOTIVE “Tucker: The Man & His Dream” debuts, 1988
CIVIL WAR John Hunt Morgan captures a Federal garrison at Gallatin, 1862
COLD WAR East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961
CRIME Great Train robber escapes from prison,1964
DISASTER Russian sub sinks with 118 onboard, 2000
GENERAL INTEREST King Philip’s War ends,1676
JAL air crash, 1985
OLD WEST Fur trader Manuel Lisa dies, 1820
SPORTS Rising NFL star paralyzed by hit, 1978
VIETNAM WAR Henry Cabot Lodge sworn in as Ambassador to Vietnam, 1965
WORLD WAR I British Parliament passes Defense of the Realm Act , 1914
WORLD WAR II Hitler institutes the Mother’s Cross, 1938
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Unique dime sells for $1.84M PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A unique dime minted in 1873 in Carson City, Nev., sold at auction in Philadelphia for considerably more than its face value — $1.84 million.
Nudists reach out to younger crowd LOXAHATCHEE, Fla., Aug. 11 (UPI) — The End of Summer Naked Bash, which has become an annual ritual for some Florida nudists, is aimed at drawing a younger crowd to the practice.