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Rockntractor
06-18-2012, 11:37 PM
Lead Story
War of 1812 begins, 1812
American Revolution
British abandon Philadelphia, 1778
Automotive
Checker Cab produces first taxi at Kalamazoo factory, 1923
Civil War
Union hero Joshua Chamberlain is wounded at Petersburg, 1864
Cold War
Carter and Brezhnev sign the SALT-II treaty, 1979
Crime
A radio host is gunned down for his controversial views, 1984
Disaster

Mysterious crash at Heathrow, 1972
General Interest
Napoleon defeated at Waterloo, 1815
First American woman in space, 1983
Hollywood
Film critic Roger Ebert born, 1942
Literary
Novelist Gail Godwin is born, 1937
Music
The Monterey Pop Festival reaches its climax, 1967
Old West
Alexander Murray departs for the Yukon, 1847
Presidential
Adams passes first of Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798
Sports
Arnold Palmer wins U.S. Open, 1960
Vietnam War
SAC B-52s are used for the first time in South Vietnam, 1965
Westmoreland requests more troops, 1966
World War I
French troops halt fighting in Artois region, 1915
World War II
Hitler and Mussolini meet in Munich, 1940
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

Retread
06-18-2012, 11:52 PM
1876 - The JA Ranch was created when Charles Goodnight and John G. Adair finalized a contract. It is the oldest known privately held cattle ranch in the Texas Panhandle.

1971 - Southwest Airlines began service with its first flight from Love Field in Dallas.