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This Day in History for May 27 – Golden Gate Bridge Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1647 – The first recorded execution of a “witch” takes place in Massachusetts (More info)

1933 – The World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Ill. (More info)

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Happy 250th Birthday to the Sandwich

The thought of a 250-year-old sandwich is enough to turn your stomach. But, worse than that is the thought of having no sandwiches at all. That’s why we  should all join the town of Sandwich in celebrating the 250th anniversary of the invention of the sandwich.

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via Flickr/NJ1890V
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Butch and Sundance: The Real Story

Want to know the truth about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?  Two of the more famous outlaws of the old west?  This coming Monday in Nacogdoches, an amateur historian who knows a lot about those people and those times will share everything she knows in a presentation at the Nacogdoches Public Library.

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via Texas A&M University
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A&M Picks First Black Corps of Cadets Commander

Nearly half a century after African-Americans were admitted to predominantly white Texas A&M University, a black student has finally reached the pinnacle of one of its signature organizations.

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Even Einstein Couldn’t Think of Peace Plan

For the first time, the late Albert Einstein's personal archives and letters have been opened to the public, and they reveal some surprising things about the man regarded as one of the greatest geniuses who ever lived.

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Getty Images - Booth Assassinates Lincoln
Getty Images - Booth Assassinates Lincoln
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Gettysburg Gift Shop Pulls Lincoln Assassin Bobbleheads

It's true.  You can no longer buy a John Wilkes Booth bobble-head doll at the Gettysburg National Military visitor center bookstore.  But that's not the real story here.

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Who Knew? Nixon Had a Sensitive Romantic Side

Richard Nixon's love letters to Patricia Ryan -- who he later married -- showed he was a hopelessly romantic young man. Written in 1938, the letters reveal Nixon -- a man known for hardball, down and dirty politics -- had an idealistic and even poetic side.

The letters show that long before Nixon became the most powerful man in the world -- only to be forced to resign in disgrace -- he was just another ordinary young guy head over heels in love.

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Happy Texas Independence Day – Ya’ll

Today, March 2nd, is Texas Independence Day. The 176th anniversary of the day in 1836, when a group of Anglo colonists gathered at a place they named Washington on the Brazos and agreed it was time for the area called "Tejas" to declare its independence from Mexico.

Today's Lufkin Daily News has an editorial that sums up the meaning and importance of this day as well any we've ever read.  We can't improve on it, so here it is in its entirety.

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