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06-30-2012, 11:09 AM
Lead Story
Gone with the Wind published, 1936
American Revolution
Congress impugns Parliament and adopts Articles of War, 1775
First Corvette built, 1953
Civil War
Fighting continues in the Seven Days' Battles, 1862
Cold War
Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea, 1950
A first-time offender ends up on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, 1981
Fire breaks out at New Jersey pier, 1900
General Interest
Spanish retreat from Aztec capital, 1520
Daredevil crosses Niagara Falls on tightrope, 1859
Night of the Long Knives, 1934
Soviet cosmonauts perish in reentry disaster, 1971
Do the Right Thing released, 1989
Make Way for Ducklings author Robert McCloskey dies, 2003
Cher marries Greg Allman, 1975
Old West
Soldiers are evacuated from the Little Big Horn by steamboat, 1876
Madison makes urgent call to commission more officers to fight the British, 1812
Sandy Koufax pitches first no-hitter, 1962
Vietnam War
Thieu becomes president, 1967
Cooper-Church Amendment passes in Senate, 1970
World War I
European powers maintain focus despite killings in Sarajevo, 1914
World War II
Operation Cartwheel is launched, 1943

Unreconstructed Reb
06-30-2012, 11:26 AM
Tuesday June 30 1863

The armies in the East gathered towards south-central Pennsylvania today. Ewell, currently in York, had to pull out before much of the demanded ransom was delivered, but refrained from burning the town. Other Confederate armies converged from Carlisle, Chambersburg and Hanover, where skirmishing took place. The Union armies were stretched from Westminster, Md., to Gettysburg itself, where Gen. Reynolds’ was waiting. Stuart’s Confederate cavalry was still far out of position to help with scouting.

06-30-2012, 07:40 PM
1850 - In Fredricksburg, Gillespie County, merchant John M. Hunter refused to sell whiskey to a soldier from Fort Martin. The next evening a mob of angry soldiers burned down Hunter's store when they didn't find Hunter. All of Gillespie County records up to that time were destroyed in the fire.

1875 - In Jacksboro, the Frontier Echo was first published. It was later published in Fort Griffin and Albany. The newspaper was merged with the Albany Star and became known as the Albany News.

1922 - Fiddlers Alexander (Eck) Robertson and Henry C. Gillialand recorded the duets "Arkansas Traveler" and "Turkey in the Straw." The recordings are widely recognized as the first commercial country music recordings.

1940 - Construction began on the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi.

1973 - The USS Miller was commissioned. The Knox-class frigate was named in honor of Texan Doris "Dorie" Miller for his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.