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Thursday, May 18, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
On this date in:

1268 Baibars and his Mamluk forces captured Antioch, capital of the crusader state, the Principality of Antioch.

1642 The Canadian city of Montreal was founded.

1804 The French Senate proclaimed Napoleon Bonaparte emperor.

1896 The Supreme Court endorsed the concept of ''separate but equal'' racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson.

1911 Composer Gustav Mahler died in Vienna, Austria.

1920 Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland.

1933 The Tennessee Valley Authority was created.

1944 World War II: Polish forces under Lieutenant General Wadysaw Anders captured Monte Cassino and broke the Winter Line, a German defensive line in Italy.

1951 The United Nations moved out of its temporary headquarters in Lake Success, N.Y., for its permanent home in Manhattan.

1958 A supersonic interceptor aircraft, F-104 Starfighter, set a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph.

1980 Mount St. Helens erupted, killing 57 people in Washington and causing over a billion U.S. dollars in damages.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:

75 Robert Morse Actor
72 Dwayne Hickman Actor
69 Brooks Robinson Baseball hall-of-famer
60 Reggie Jackson Baseball hall-of-famer
54 George Strait Country singer

THE HISTORY CHANNEL'S (comercial) VIDEO FOR THIS DATE

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