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4/11/13 OT - Road Trippin'

As the Rangers head to Seattle today, I'll be trekkin' up to the dub momentarily. 8 & 1/2 hour roadie, here I come!

1689 William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain.
1814 Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of France and was banished to the island of Elba.
1898 President William McKinley asked Congress for a declaration of war against Spain.
1899 The treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect.
1921 Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax.
1945 American soldiers liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.
1951 President Harry S. Truman relieved Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command in the Far East.
1979 Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seized control of the capital, Kampala.
2002 U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Ohio, was convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks from businessmen and his own staff.
2003 American troops took the northern Iraqi city of Mosul without a fight.
2006 Iran announced that it had enriched uranium on a small scale for the first time.
2006 Israel's Cabinet declared Prime Minister Ariel Sharon permanently incapacitated.
2007

Charges were dropped against three former Duke University lacrosse players who were falsely accused of rape.

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