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06-22-2012, 04:43 PM
Lead Story
FDR signs G.I. Bill, 1944
American Revolution
Congress issues Continental currency, 1775
Blockbuster hit movie "The Fast and the Furious" released, 2001
Civil War
Lee strikes back at Petersburg, 1864
Cold War
Cease-fire established in Angolan civil war, 1989
Notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger is arrested, 2011
Mysterious crash in Guadeloupe, 1962
General Interest
Hudson set adrift by mutineers, 1611
Louis becomes champ, 1937
Battle of Okinawa ends, 1945
George Carlin dies, 2008
Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born, 1906
Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown is born, 1964
Bernstein, Copland, Seeger and others are named as Communists, 1950
Old West
General Santa Anna dies in Mexico City, 1876
FDR signs GI bill, 1944
Hand of God helps out Maradona, 1986
Vietnam War
South Vietnamese fight for Fire Base Fuller, 1971
New troops sent to An Loc, 1972
World War I
Erich Maria Remarque born, 1898
World War II
Germany launches Operation Barbarossa—the invasion of Russia, 1941


06-22-2012, 11:53 PM
1824 - The battle of Jones Creek was fought between colonists of the lower Brazon River and Karankawa Indians.

1875 - Gregorio Cortez was born. He was famous for evading Texas Rangers while wanted on murder charges. The incident inspired a ballad, and Cortez became a folk hero.

1921 - In Kerrville, the first patients were admitted to the American Legion Memorial Sanatorium. The sanatorium is now known as the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.