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Lead StoryGold discovered in the Yukon, 1896American RevolutionContinentals routed at Camden, South Carolina, 1780
AutomotiveLos Angeles jury clears John Z. DeLorean of drug charges, 1984
Civil WarConfederate General John Chambliss is killed, 1864
Cold WarPaul Robeson loses appeal over his passport, 1955
CrimeAuto exec DeLorean cleared in drug-trafficking case, 1984
DisasterPlane crashes into highway, 1987
General InterestDetroit surrenders without a fight, 1812
Babe Ruth dies, 1948
Moroccan king survives attack by own air force, 1972
Elvis Presley dies, 1977
HollywoodMadonna born, 1958
LiteraryPoet Charles Bukowski is born, 1920
MusicThe Ramones play their first public gig at CBGB’s in downtown Manhattan, 1974
Old WestGeorge Carmack discovers Klondike gold, 1896
PresidentialTyler is burned in effigy outside White House, 1841
SportsBatter sustains fatal injury at plate, 1920
Vietnam WarGeneral Khanh ousts General Minh as chief of state, 1964
Congress investigates antiwar demonstrators, 1966
Tonkin Gulf Resolution challenged, 1967
Heavy air attacks on North Vietnam, 1972
World War IBattle of Langemarck, 1917
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
MEDICINE HAT, Alberta, Aug. 16 (UPI) – Alberta, a Canadian province that takes pride in being rat free, revealed Wednesday a colony of Norway rats had been found in the Medicine Hat landfill.
WALPOLE, Mass., Aug. 15 (UPI) – A Massachusetts baker is in a dispute with the farmer’s market where she sells her wares for refusing to take Electronic Benefit Transfer cards for her pies.
DENVER, Aug. 15 (UPI) – Animal authorities in Colorado said they are deciding whether to return a dog left on top of a mountain to the owner who left her there.
BAYOU CORNE, La., Aug. 15 (UPI) – Scientists in Louisiana said they are trying to identify the cause of a massive sinkhole that led to a mandatory evacuation order for more than 300 people.
HAWTHORNE, Fla., Aug. 15 (UPI) – Police in Florida said a woman rammed her boyfriend’s van with her truck because she was angry at him for looking at another woman’s behind.
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Aug. 15 (UPI) – A suspected Canadian truck thief in Saskatchewan has learned police dogs can sniff him out even if he hides in a dog kennel.
MIAMI, Aug. 15 (UPI) – Miami police said they are investigating after someone stole 500 canaries from a man’s home and sold them to local pet stores.
MILLVILLE, N.J., Aug. 15 (UPI) – Authorities in New Jersey said the dozens of birds that fell from the sky were killed by a pesticide used legally on a nearby farm.
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