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07-13-2008, 02:47 PM
1863: Four days of rioting against the Civil War military draft begin in New York City. More than 1,000 people are killed, including many African Americans, who are attacked by rioters as the cause of the war.
1865: Edward Whymper, an English artist and pioneering mountaineer, becomes the first person to climb the Matterhorn, in the Alps. On the descent, four of his companions fall to their deaths.

1973: White House aide Alexander Butterfield reveals to members of the Senate Watergate committee the presence of a secret taping system installed in the White House by President Richard Nixon.

1977: At 9:34 PM, about 9 million people lose power in a blackout of the New York City metropolitan area. Over 3,000 people are arrested, most for looting, during the 25-hour electrical outage.

07-13-2008, 03:40 PM
Thanks for the history lesson Anita:60:

07-13-2008, 06:22 PM
Hmmmm large scale blackouts are never good.

07-13-2008, 06:23 PM
some more fun facts from anita

07-13-2008, 07:18 PM
Welcome Ladies!