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06-03-2012, 09:17 PM
Lead Story
Crackdown at Tiananmen begins, 1989

American Revolution
Former Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson dies in England, 1780

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Du Pont in General Motors suit, 1957

Civil War
Union disaster at Cold Harbor, 1864

Cold War
Bush and Gorbachev end second summit meeting, 1990

Van der Sloot arrested for murder in South America, 2010

Natural gas explosion kills 500 in Russia, 1989

General Interest
President Adams settles in new capital, 1800

Duke of Windsor weds, 1937

An American walks in space, 1965

Lew Wasserman dies, 2002

Larry McMurtry is born, 1936

Rock and roll is banned in Santa Cruz, California, 1956

Old West
Western author Larry McMurtry is born, 1936

President John Adams moves into a tavern in Washington, D.C., 1800

Josh Gibson hits ball 580 feet in Yankee Stadium, 1937

Vietnam War
Le Duc Tho joins negotiations in Paris, 1968

Nixon calls Cambodian operation a success, 1970

World War I
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs National Defense Act, 1916

World War II
Germans bomb Paris, 1940

06-03-2012, 09:23 PM
I was about to give up on you......

1836 - On this day in 1836, a mounted ranger company in the service of the Texas revolutionary army captured a Mexican ship. The rangers, under the command of Maj. Isaac Watts Burton, had been dispatched by Gen. Thomas J. Rusk to watch a stretch of the Gulf Coast south of San Antonio Bay. When they heard of a suspicious vessel in Copano Bay, the rangers hid on the shore and sent up distress signals. The ship responded first by hoisting American and Texan signals, which were ignored. Only when the ship raised Mexican signals did the rangers respond. Thus tricked into thinking the supposedly distressed soldiers were Mexican, the captain came ashore and was captured. With him as hostage, sixteen rangers rowed out, boarded the Watchman, and seized its cargo of provisions for the Mexican army. Burton and his men employed this decoying tactic twice more on June 17, when they captured the Mexican ships Comanche and Fanny Butler. For these unlikely captures at sea, the mounted rangers were dubbed "Horse Marines.".

1965 - Ed White, from San Antonio, became the first American to walk in space.

1973 - The Bilingual Education and Training Act became law. It required schools with 20 or more students with limited English skills to provide bilingual education.

June 03 1850

On this day in 1850, delegates from the southern states collected in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss the sectional crisis resulting from the Mexican War. In 1849 a bipartisan convention met at Jackson, Mississippi, and called for a southern convention to meet at Nashville in June 1850 "to devise and adopt some mode of resistance to northern aggression." Both Texas senators, Sam Houston and Thomas J. Rusk, opposed the convention. Nevertheless, the Texas legislature passed a joint resolution recommending that the people choose representatives to the convention on the same day they selected a permanent state capital. J. Pinckney Henderson was the sole Texas delegate to attend the convention. Like most Texans, he was primarily concerned about the boundary dispute with New Mexico. A total of 175 delegates from nine southern states met at the McKendree Methodist Church on June 3-12, 1850, passed a series of resolutions, and called for a second convention if Congress failed to meet their demands. The passage of the Compromise of 1850, by resolving the boundary issue with New Mexico to the satisfaction of most Texans, kept Texas away from the second Nashville conference in November 1850. However, the two conferences helped pave the way for the Confederacy, which would ultimately draw Texas from the Union.

06-03-2012, 09:37 PM
I was about to give up on you......

Brush hogging all day, my head is full of dust and grass fragments.http://gfxlovers.com/smilies/imgs/lost-it/lost-it006.gif (http://gfxlovers.com/smilies)

06-03-2012, 09:57 PM
Brush hogging all day, my head is full of dust and grass fragments.http://gfxlovers.com/smilies/imgs/lost-it/lost-it006.gif (http://gfxlovers.com/smilies)

Been there, done that....washed the t-shirt :biggrin-new: