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History Notes provides insight into events which have happened today in history. The History Department at the A.R. Johnson College contributes to this column. 

Loaded for bear - 8-1-1966 The Tower - Whitman

Littlefield Fountain and UT Tower8-1-1966 Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people at the University of Texas before he was gunned down by police.

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Vincent van Gogh and Don McLean

Today in History 29, July 1890, Artist Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France, at age 37 

 

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Today in 1969, was an exciting day for me

July 19, 1969  Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins on board, went into orbit around the moon.Then on July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.

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Who needs your love today?

June 25, 1967, The Beatles performed their new song “all you need is love” on an international telecast. 

 

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Happy Birthday to the typewriter!

June 23, 1868  Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."

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