|Year|| Event |
|1906|| A race riot erupts in Brownsville, Texas, when troops from a black infantry battalion allegedly kill a white bartender and wound a policeman in what becomes known as the "Brownsville Raid". |
|1912|| The Radio Act, requiring operators to obtain a license to operate from the Federal government, is passed. |
|1926|| Fidel Castro, Cuban communist revolutionary and leader of Cuba from 1959, born near Mayari, Cuba. |
|1937|| Fighting begins between Japanese and Chinese at Shanghai. |
|1961|| East German border guards begin construction of the Berlin Wall. |
|1981|| In a ceremony at his California ranch, President Reagan (R) signed an historic package of tax and budget reductions. |
|1999|| Today's Example of a Most Interesting Government Purchase (from the CBD):From USAID; PROFESSIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SERVICE, AMT=$40,000,000.00 TO Pierce Atwood Attorneys, One Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101. Apparently Hunton & Williams, 1900 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006, needed help -- their award was also for $40,000,000 on 7/28/99. And for CMS Energy, 330 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126-2712 -- who got their $40,000,000 on 06/08/99 and Southern California Edison, 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770, who got their $40,000,000 on 6/08/99. |
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