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06-06-2012, 01:35 PM
Lead Story
D-Day, 1944
American Revolution
New York Patriot Marinus Willet seizes British weapons, 1775
First drive-in movie theater opens, 1933
Civil War
Union claims Memphis in naval battle, 1862
Cold War
Vance affirms Carter's interest in human rights, 1977
A teenaged mother gives birth and murders her baby at the prom, 1997
Train avoids cow, but kills 600, 1981
General Interest
The Ashmolean opens, 1683
President Jackson rides the Iron Horse, 1833
James Meredith shot, 1966
Indian army storms Golden Temple, 1984
Sex and the City premieres on HBO, 1998
George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four is published, 1949
The Ed Sullivan Show airs for the very last time, 1971
Old West
William Quantrill killed by Union soldiers, 1865
General Dwight D. Eisenhower launches Operation Overlord, 1944
Eddie Murray sets career RBI record for a switch hitter, 1992
Vietnam War
U.S. reconnaissance jets shot down over Laos, 1964
South Vietnamese forces clear Kontum of communist troops, 1972
World War I
Battle of Belleau Wood begins, 1918
World War II
Allies invade France, 1944

06-06-2012, 07:41 PM
1936 - In Dallas' Fair Park, the Texas Centennial Exposition opened in celebration of 100 years since Texas Independence.

1944 - In Normandy, France, the Second Ranger Battalion, lead by James Earl Rudder stormed the beach at Pointe du Hoc. Later in life Rudder became president of Texas A&M. In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded Rudder with the Distinguished Service Medal.

1981 - The first class of thirty-two physician graduated from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine.

2009 - The first event, a George Strait concert, was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.