In 1835, the Texas revolution began as American settlers battled Mexican troops near the Guadalupe River. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed. In 1950, the Peanuts ("Charlie Brown") comic strip debuted in newspapers. In 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), political/spiritual leader; Cordell Hull (1871-1955), statesman; Groucho Marx (1890-1977), comedian/actor; Graham Greene (1904-91), novelist; Rex Reed (1938- ), movie critic; Don McLean (1945- ), singer/songwriter; Sting (1951- ), musician; Lorraine Bracco (1954- ), actress; Kelly Ripa (1970- ), actress/TV personality; Tyson Chandler (1982- ), basketball player; Marion Bartoli (1984- ), tennis player
In 2005, at the first regular-season NFL game to take place outside the United States, the Arizona Cardinals defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Mexico City.
After translating Leo Tolstoy's "Letter to a Hindu," Mohandas Gandhi began a correspondence with the novelist that lasted until Tolstoy's death.
"America was established not to create wealth, but to realize a vision—to discover and maintain liberty among men. If she is going to put her material process above her spiritual process, then all I have to say is that she has ceased to be America." – Woodrow Wilson
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