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06-09-2012, 06:11 PM
68 AD - Rome fiddled while Nero kicked the bucket.

1940 - Norway saluted Hitler at midnight.

1973 - Secretariat plays himself in the first in 25 years sweep of the triple crown

1978 - Romney's crew goes color-blind as the LDS accept blacks as candidates for the priesthood.

06-09-2012, 06:14 PM
1870 - In Galveston, the cornerstone was laid for the Temple B'nai Israel.

1894 - In Corisicana, oil was discovered while workers were drilling for water. A commercial field opened at the location in 1896.

1902 - The Texas Library Association was organized in Austin as a non-profit organization dedicated to improving libraries statewide.

1998 - In Jasper, TX, three white men were charged in the dragging death of African-American James Byrd Jr. *


* Some day we'll have to discuss why skin color had nothing to do with the crime at all.

Rock - your turn.

06-09-2012, 07:18 PM
I've seen the autopsy photos of the Byrd murder. It's rare for me to say that someone shouldn't be executed but those idiots, regular lethal injection is much too good for them.

06-09-2012, 10:23 PM
I've seen the autopsy photos of the Byrd murder. It's rare for me to say that someone shouldn't be executed but those idiots, regular lethal injection is much too good for them.

Don't disagree one iota but.... it wasn't about race but money.

06-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Got it Rock.....

American Revolution
British customs vessel, Gaspee, burns off Rhode Island, 1772

"Cars" released, 2006

Civil War
Cavalry forces clash at the Battle of Brandy Station, 1863

Cold War
Joseph McCarthy meets his match, 1954

Best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell is born, 1956

Flash flood hits Rapid City, 1972

General Interest
Cartier discovers St. Lawrence River, 1534
British vessel burned off Rhode Island, 1772

“Hollywood madam” arrested, 1993

Patricia Cornwell is born, 1956

Cole Porter is born, 1891

Old West
Mormon handcart pioneers depart for Salt Lake City, 1856

Cleveland asks Congress to ratify extradition agreement with Japan, 1886

Secretariat wins Triple Crown, 1973

Vietnam War
CIA report challenges "domino theory", 1964
South Vietnamese soldiers reach An Loc, 1972

World War I
William Jennings Bryan resigns as U.S. secretary of state, 1915

World War II
The Red Army invades Karelian Isthmus in Finland, 1944

1190 Frederick Barbarossa drowns in a river while leading an army of the Third Crusade.

1692 Bridget Bishop is hanged in Salem, Mass., for witchcraft.

1776 The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.

1801 Tripoli declares war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute.

1854 The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, holds its first graduation.

1861 Dorothea Dix is appointed superintendent of female nurses for the Union army.

1864 At the Battle of Brice's Crossroads in Mississippi, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats the numerically superior Union troops.

1898 U.S. Marines land in Cuba.

1905 Japan and Russia agree to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt.

1909 An SOS signal is transmitted for the first time in an emergency when the Cunard liner SS Slavonia is wrecked off the Azores.

1916 Mecca, under control of the Turks, falls to the Arabs during the Great Arab Revolt.

1920 The Republican convention in Chicago endorses woman suffrage.

1924 The Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti is kidnapped and assassinated by Fascists in Rome.

1925 Tennessee adopts a new biology text book denying the theory of evolution.

1940 The Norwegian army capitulates to the Germans.

1942 Germany razes the town of Lidice, Czechoslovakia and kills more than 1,300 citizens in retribution of the murder of Reinhard Heydrich.

1943 The Allies begin bombing Germany around the clock.

1944 The U.S. VII and V corps, advancing from Normandy's beaches, link up and begin moving inland.

1948 The news that the sound barrier has been broken is finally released to the public by the U.S. Air Force. Chuck Yeager, piloting the rocket airplane X-1, exceeded the speed of sound on October 14, 1947.

1963 Buddhist monk Ngo Quang Duc dies by self immolation in Saigon to protest persecution by the Diem government.

1970 A 15-man group of special forces troops begin training for Operation Kingpin, a POW rescue mission in North Vietnam.

1985 The Israeli army pulls out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of occupation.

1999 Serb forces begin their withdrawl from Kosovo after signing an agreement with the NATO powers.

Born on June 10
1735 John Morgan, physician-in-chief of the American Continental Army.
1895 Hattie McDaniel, African-American actress.
1901 Frederick Loewe, songwriter.
1915 Saul Bellow, American novelist (Herzog, Humboldt's Gift).
1922 Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm), American actress and singer (The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade).
1925 Nat Hentoff, journalist.
1928 Maurice Sendak, children's author and illustrator (Where the Wild Things Are).
1933 F. Lee Bailey, American defense attorney.

06-09-2012, 10:50 PM
That was a fine job Mr. Retread!

06-10-2012, 12:27 AM
Thanks! That means a lot Rock.

06-10-2012, 01:58 AM
Hey, I enjoyed Cars. Cars 2, not so much.