AMERICAN REVOLUTION Bloody battle begins at Eutaw Springs, South Carolina, 1781
AUTOMOTIVE Nissan’s first European factory opens, 1986
CIVIL WAR Rebels thwart Yankees at the Second Battle of Sabine Pass, 1863
COLD WAR American troops arrive in Korea to partition the country, 1945
CRIME Huey Long is shot, 1935
DISASTER Deadly hurricane batters Texas, 1900
GENERAL INTEREST New Amsterdam becomes New York, 1664
HOLLYWOOD Oprah goes national, 1986
LITERARY Ann Beattie is born, 1947
OLD WEST The Pacific Fur Company’s first ship leaves for Oregon, 1810
PRESIDENTIAL President Ford pardons former President Nixon,1974
SPORTS McGwire passes Maris,1998
VIETNAM WAR SEATO established, 1954
ARVN general killed, 1968 WORLD WAR I
WORLD WAR II Italian surrender is announced, 1943
This Day in Wisconsin History
1846 – Carroll College Opened
1860 – Sinking of the Lady Elgin
Today is International Literacy Day
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Errant golf shot leads to shotgun shot RENO, Nev., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Police in Reno, Nev., say a man allegedly fired a shotgun at a golfer who accidentally sent a golf ball sailing through a window of his home.
Texas toll road getting 85 mph speed limit MUSTANG RIDGE, Texas, Sept. 7 (UPI) – Befor e long, a stretch of Texas toll road will have the nation’s highest speed limit — 85 mph.
Bear overnights in Boulder, Colo., tree BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 7 (UPI) — A bear hanging out high in a tree near a Boulder, Colo., university campus, climbed down and walked away in darkness, wildlife officials said.
Naked man arrested at Sonic eatery ORANGE CITY, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man who was found sleeping naked on a table outside of a Sonic fast-food restaurant.
Police: Woman stole gas 10 times PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Police in Florida said they arrested a woman accused of driving away from one gas station 10 times without paying for the fuel.
Suspect bragged of ‘hood speed’ SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said a suspected thief told the arresting deputy he could have outrun him with his “hood speed” if the deputy hadn’t been armed.
Suspect borrows pen for robbery note DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Police in Florida said a man who unsuccessfully tried to rob a Subway restaurant first had to ask for a pen to write his demand note.
Swedish woman evicted over threats STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Swedish appeals court upheld a building management company’s eviction of a woman whose neighbors complained her angry notes had become threatening.
Bike part in boy’s thigh for 4 months BOUJAN-SUR-LIBRON, France, Sept. 7 (UPI) — An 11-year-old French boy discovered four months after a bike accident that his brake lever was lodged deep in his thigh, doctors said.
Dog and puppies rescued from warehouse TOLLESON, Ariz., Sept. 7 (UPI) — An Arizona company specializing in pet health products said a dog wandered into its warehouse and gave birth to a litter of puppies.
Pizza museum has 1,000-strong collection PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The owner of Pizza Brain, a combination restaurant and pizza museum opening Friday in Philadelphia, houses the largest collection of pizza memorabilia.
Russian police: Man bit two officers NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Police in Russia said a drunken man who allegedly refused to pay for a taxi ride bit an officer on the hand and another on the back.