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06-27-2012, 03:07 PM
Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea, 1950
American Revolution
Schuyler dispatched to Ticonderoga and Crown Point, 1775
Route 66 decertified, 1985
Civil War
Confederate and Union forces clash at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, 1864
Cold War
U.N. approves armed force to repel North Korea, 1950
Four-time thief escapes Baumes law, 1921
Ebola breaks out in Sudan, 1976
General Interest
Smithson's curious bequest, 1829
Mormon leader killed by mob, 1844
First Newbery Medal for children's literature, 1922
“Frankly, My Dear…”, 1939
Alice McDermott's birthday, 1953
Elvis Presley tapes his famous TV "comeback special", 1968
Old West
Buffalo hunters and Indians clash at Adobe Walls, 1874
JFK visits Ireland, 1963
Tyson knocks out Spinks, 1988
Vietnam War
Kennedy appoints Lodge as ambassador, 1963
U.S. forces begin to evacuate Khe Sanh, 1968
World War I
Colonel House meets with British foreign secretary in London, 1914
World War II
Germans get Enigma, 1940
U.S. troops liberate Cherbourg, France, 1944


There is just way too much time going too fast!

06-27-2012, 06:27 PM
1874 - In what is now Hutchinson County, a party of about 700 Plains Indians attacked a buffalo hunters' camp. The battle became known as the Second Battle of Adobe Walls. The siege lasted several days.

1918 - Hortense Ward became the first woman to register to vote in Harris County. She was also the first woman admitted to the Texas bar in 1910.

1957 - More than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey hit the coastal area of Louisiana and Texas.