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Rockntractor
06-21-2012, 11:47 AM
Lead Story
U.S. Constitution ratified, 1788
American Revolution
Spain declares war against Great Britain, 1779
Automotive
Mille Miglia race is reborn after World War II, 1947
Civil War
Grant extends the Petersburg line, 1864
Cold War
French withdraw navy from NATO, 1963
Crime
The KKK kills three civil rights activists, 1964
Disaster
Earthquake devastates Iran, 1990
General Interest
French defeated in Spain, 1813
Pershing attacked by Mexican troops, 1916
Civil rights workers disappear, 1964
Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity, 1982
Hollywood
Pickford and Fairbanks mobbed by crowds, 1920
Literary
Arthur Miller refuses to name communists, 1956
Music
Mr. Tambourine Man is released, and the folk-rock revolution is on, 1965
Old West
Lot Smith, Mormon soldier, is killed by Indians, 1892
Presidential
Zachary Taylor and Richard Nixon marry their future first ladies, 1810
Sports
Pele leads Brazil over Italy, 1970
Vietnam War
Rolling Thunder raids continue, 1966
Communists storm U.S. base near Tay Ninh, 1969
World War I
U.S. soldiers attacked by Mexican government troops, 1916
World War II
Allies surrender at Tobruk, Libya, 1942
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

Retread
06-21-2012, 05:51 PM
1845 - The annexation of Texas by the United States was approved by the Texas Congress.

0621 - The Dallas Herald was renamed the Dallas Weekly Herald.

1902 - Percy Eugene Foreman was born near Cold Springs, TX. He became one of the most famous trial lawyers in Texas history.

1985 - In Dallas, TX, President Reagan addressed the Convention of Lions Club International.

1999 - Pantera rode a float in the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Dallas. Pantera is responsible for the Stars' theme song.

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1834 - The McCormack reaper was patented.

1932 - "We was robbed!" was exclaimed by manager Joe Jacobs when Max Schmeling lost a rematch to Jack Sharkey by a decision.

Big Guy
06-21-2012, 07:03 PM
0621 - The Dallas Herald was renamed the Dallas Weekly Herald.



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Wow Dallas had a newspaper in 0621.

Retread
06-21-2012, 08:42 PM
Wow Dallas had a newspaper in 0621.

Opps - but it was their (http://www.on-this-day.com/cgi-bin/otd/statesotd/TXotd/otdTX.pl) mistake (mine was in not catching it)


And checking with the paper (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84022279/) doesn't give us any better information.