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06-08-2012, 02:11 PM
King assassination suspect arrested, 1968
American Revolution
Patriots retreat from Battle of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, 1776
First Porsche completed, 1948
Civil War
Confederates score victory at the Battle of Cross Keys, 1862
Cold War
FBI report names Hollywood figures as communists, 1949
Forensic evidence captures a murderous father, 1913
As Nasty As They Wanna Be causes store owner's arrest, 1990
Tropical Storm Allison wreaks havoc, 2001
General Interest
Founder of Islam dies, 632
Israel attacks USS Liberty, 1967
Robert Kennedy buried, 1968
Waldheim elected Austrian president, 1986
Ghostbusters released, 1984
Hannibal by Thomas Harris hits bookstores, 1999
Brian Jones leaves the Stones, 1969
Old West
Apache Chief Cochise dies, 1874
Cleveland asks for inquiry into number of "aliens" in federal employment, 1896
Truman issues order regarding release of classified scientific information, 1945
NFL and AFL announce merger, 1966
Vietnam War
U.S. forces are available for ground support, 1965
Nixon and Thieu meet at Midway, 1969
World War I
British War Cabinet holds emergency meeting in London, 1917
World War II
Allies invade Syria and Lebanon, 1941
As British and American troops meet up at Normandy, Stalin rejoices, 1944

06-08-2012, 02:32 PM
Happy birthday to:

Robert Schumann (1810)
Ida McKinley (1847)
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867)
Francis Crick (1916)
Robert Preston (1918)
Jerry Stiller (1927)
Joan Rivers (1933)
Boz Scaggs (1944)
Tim Berners Lee (1955)
My goddaughter! (1992)

Bon Voyage to:

Mohammed (682 AD)
King Louis XVII (1795)
Thomas Paine (1809)
Satchel Paige (1982)
Root Boy Slim (1993)

06-08-2012, 05:37 PM
1969 - Houston Intercontinental Airport officially began operations. The same day Hobby Airport ceased commercial flights but reopened a couple of years later.

1988 - Felix Morales passed away. He operated KLVL, the first Spanish-language station covering news for the Gulf Coast.

2008 - In Austin, TX, the governor's mansion was damaged by a fire. At the time, most of the historic paintings and furniture had been removed during a $10 million renovation project. Governor Rick Perry and his wife Anita had moved to a private home during the renovation. *

1990 - Off Galveston, TX, an explosion aboard the Mega Borg caused the release of 5.1 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

* Where the rent was higher than my salary.